More than a decade ago, DAU embarked on a journey to expand the learning environment of the Defense Acquisition Workforce by employing the use of Communities of Practice to engage the workforce in sharing and collaborating knowledge and ideas. Although the communities of practice were initially focused on acquisition career fields, they have now expanded to include topics related to both acquisition and business, have more than 80,000 members, receive more than 1 million unique visitors annually, and have nearly half of a million page views per month. Many workspaces have been established to support the collaboration needs of the workforces, and the communities allow users to share and connect across organizational boundaries. The social aspect of the communities invites users to participate in contributing content, responding to questions and comments, and engaging in professional networking.
Now more than ever, Communities of Practice play a central role in helping the workforce to stay connected and traverse the dynamic landscape of the acquisition environment. They provide the acquisition workforce with the tools, resources, and connections needed to successfully perform on the job. The DAU portal and CoPs are well suited to support today's changing acquisition environment and are vital to developing a culture that continuously learns, shares learning, and acts upon that learning.
The DAU Communities of Practice operate on the following principles:
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