Defense Acquisition University

  • The Defense Department will have to fill Congress in on certain conditions surrounding multi-year contracts 30 days before they are awarded if a new proposed rule is adopted.

    January 04, 2016
  • The Defense Acquisition University plays a vital part in training defense agencies to deliver warfighting capabilites to the government. Nearly 25 years after it opened its doors, DAU is still evolving to to give the acquisition workforce the tools it needs to do its job. James Woolsey, president of the Defense Acquisition University, spoke with Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller at NCMA's 34th Annual Government Contract Management Symposuim about the changes DAU has made, and what changes are coming for it in the future. Miller shared that interview with host Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin

    December 15, 2015
  • The Defense Department is looking at programs to cut back or kill because of budget pressures. When you get the work to terminate your program, you don't just stop. The Defense Acquisition University's Smart Shutdown guide book tells you how to shut down the right way. John Adams, director of the specialty engineering education and training program and professor of acquisition program management and systems engineering at the Defense Acquisition University, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

    April 16, 2014
  • When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

    June 05, 2012
  • The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joe Jordan as administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as nominations for seven key Defense Department positions.

    May 25, 2012
  • On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

    April 18, 2012
  • John Thomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, describes the company\'s training partnership with DAU.

    April 12, 2011
  • Alicia Sanchez, the games czar at the Defense Acquisition University, explains how online games are helping workers learn about procurement.

    December 09, 2010
  • The rationale behind the site was to serve as a place where professionals in the Acquisition workforce could go to play games that were related to the \"core competencies\" that are central to Acquisition.

    December 03, 2010
  • You’re invited What: Federal News Radio Book Club meeting on “The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media.” When: Friday (tomorrow!) Where: All you have to do is tune in to…

    November 11, 2010
  • After almost 50 years of service, Frank Anderson is retiring.

    August 16, 2010
  • GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

    April 30, 2010

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