The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a United Statesmilitary training establishment that trains and enables the 133,103 military and civilian Department of Defense personnel in the fields of acquisition, technology, and logistics, including leadership and program management. DAU serves the members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce and their defense industry counterparts and recently celebrated the one millionth graduate. DAU's mission is to provide a global learning environment to support a mission-ready Defense Acquisition Workforce that develops, delivers, and sustains effective and affordable warfighting capabilities.The DAU vision is to enable the Defense Acquisition Workforce to achieve the right acquisition outcomes. The Defense Acquisition Workforce is responsible for spending billions of dollars each year on systems, services, and supplies to support the warfighter. The Defense Acquisition Workforce has an even greater need to be a motivated, well-educated, and highly trained workforce.
DAU aims to impact acquisition excellence through:
Acquisition certification and leadership training
Mission assistance to acquisition organizations and teams
Gen. (ret) Frank Anderson, President of Defense Acquisition University and the Honorable Michael Wynne, Chairman of IT-AAC signing the Memorandum of Understanding for collaborating in reaching mutual goals towards furthering DoD IT Acquisition reform effectiveness utilizing enhanced IT Acquisiiton training, mentoring programs and other efforts which improve the capabilities of the Defense Acquisition Workforce.