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Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Training Spending

The Defense Acquisition University has revamped all of their DAWIA certification requirements for the Upcoming Fiscal Year. The issue here is that any government employee already working towards a certification will have to retake several courses, rather then continue along the same program. For example, if an employee is currently working towards a Level II Contracting Field, but is only missing one class for certification,... more »

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DAU Courses

I work in R&D Contracting and am required to take training courses that have nothing to do with my job. Taxpayers must pay my travel expenses as well as my salary for me to travel (up to 4 weeks) to classes that are irrelevant to my actual job. They are a waste of my time and the taxpayers' monet.

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Modernizing DAU Online Course Delivery

I have never been a fan of online courses, particularly ones where a student simply clicks through a set of slides. However, online course delivery has evolved into a format that is not only cheaper, but one which can actually provide a higher-quality learning experience than a traditional classroom.

Universities around the world are now providing virtual classrooms for their students. I encourage you to view MIT’s free... more »

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Top to Bottom Process Review of Defense Acquisition University

The stated purpose of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is to bring order and efficiency to the Defense Procurement Process. However, their own operations, from my observations, lack the discipline and controls necessary to safeguard the efficient use of taxpayer money.

The first example comes from this morning. I, among thousands of others, received an 8 MB email announcing a one-day small business procurement... more »

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