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Defense Acquisition University
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Established 1992
Type: Professional Development
President: Frank J. Anderson, Jr.
Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
Website: www.dau.mil

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History

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a United States military training establishment which trains and enables military and civilian Department of Defense personnel in the fields of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; including Leadership and Program Management. Department of Defense redirects here. ...


The mission of the DAU is to provide practitioner training, career management, and services to enable the AT&L community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the warfighter.


The DAU vision is to enable the AT&L workforce to achieve the right acquisition outcomes.


DAU headquarters is at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It has five regional campuses located throughout the United States: Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama; San Diego, California;California, Maryland; and Kettering, Ohio. DAU serves the members of the DoD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics workforce and their DoD industry counterparts. Fort Belvoir is a United States military installation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


DAU's publishing arm, DAU Press, provides a number of online publications, along with its two journals: Acquisition Review Journal and Defense AT&L Magazine. Excerpts from Defense AT&L articles have been reprinted in Harpers (Oct 2005) and Reason Magazine.


A DAU overview video provides a brief background of the organization.


Awards

DAU Wins 2007 Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Learning in Practice Award


On October 2, DAU received the Gold Award for Innovation at the 2007 CLO Learning in Practice Awards ceremony in Tucson, Arizona. The Learning in Practice Awards, sponsored by Chief Learning Officer magazine, honor those leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. The Gold Award for Innovation recognizes highly successful applications of emerging technologies and/or methodologies that have created a stimulating and engaging combination of content and modalities during the past year.


Alumni Association

The Defense Acquisition University is supported by an active alumni association that partners with the DAU and industry to provide additional learning opportunities for the Acquisition Workforce. Some examples of efforts supported by the DAUAA are the annual research paper competion, an annual symposium, periodic hot topic forums, through partnerships with industry, and more. Each of the DAU regional campus locations have DAUAA chapters. More information about the DAU Alumni Association can be found on the DAUAA Website.


Links to DAU Web Resources

  • Continuous Learning Center
  • Acquisition Community Connection
  • AT&L Knowledge Sharing System
  • AT&L Integrated Framework Chart
  • Defense Acquisition Guidebook
  • Acquire Search Tool

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Defense Acquisition University (6189 words)
Students with disabilities who are scheduled to attend DAU courses will be contacted by a DAU Student Services representative to discuss any special accommodations the student may require.
DAU civilian students reporting to Fort Lee are encouraged to use the government lodging facilities.
DAU military students may be required by their command to use government quarters.
Defense Acquisition University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (113 words)
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a United States military training establishment which trains military and civilian Department of Defense personnel in the fields of acquisition (procurement) and management.
DAU serves the 134,000 members of the DoD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics workforce.
This United States military article is a stub.
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