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Defense Acquisition University

Authorized by Congress under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 and established by Department of Defense Directive 5000.57 on October 22, 1991, the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a best-in-class corporate university supporting the Department of Defense's Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics workforce. DAU's mission is to provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. With over 600 faculty staff spread out among five regional campuses, the Defense Systems Management College, and the College of Contract Management, DAU touches every member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce throughout all professional career stages. The University provides a full range of basic, intermediate, and advanced certification training; assignment-specific training; mission assistance; continuous learning; and job-relevant applied research. The University also fosters professional development through consulting efforts, rapid deployment training on emerging acquisition initiatives, and online knowledge-sharing tools. DAU is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and is an approved provider for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).



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