Defense Acquisition University

Defense Acquisition University is a Department of Defense resource that supports the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) workforce access to certification training and continuous learning.

The Defense Acquisition University is a best-in-class corporate university for the Defense Acquisition Workforce. Everything at DAU is for the acquisition professional from formal courses and continuous learning modules to knowledge sharing assets and consulting. As your learning partner, DAU will be with you in the classroom, online, and in your workplace-- whenever and wherever you need DAU. All of our learning assets are meant to help you develop and manage acquisition programs, projects, and systems that continue to make our nation's war fighters the best-equipped armed forces in the world.

The DAG web-site  has been re-designed to provide the acquisition workforce and our industry partners with a more effective, user-friendly capability to instantly access best business practice, supporting policy, and lessons learned. In addition to its more

Defense Acquisition Portal


DAP - Policy and Regulation Shortcuts

Directory of Acquisition Systems and Services

Policies - DAP

Policy Documents

Defense Acquisition Policy Center

Federal Acquisition Regulation


Statutory Law

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marine Corps


Education and Training - DAP

Professional Development Resources

Education and Training - DAU

I Need Training

Continuous Learning

Login to DAU Virtual Campus

DAU Training Center

Browse Distance Learning Courses

Browse Continuous Learning Modules

Conferences and Symposiums

Course Schedules

DAU Interactive Catalog

iTunes University - DAU

Additional Reading - DAP

AT&L Reading Library

DAU Media Library

iTunes University - DAU

AKMS Information Videos

Guidebooks and Handbooks

News, Periodicals, Update Services

Glossary and Acronyms

Big "A" Processes

Reader's Choice

Suggested Reading

Additional Reading - DAU

AT&L Publications

E-Library Resources


Other References - DAP

AT&L Web Sites

Software Tools, Toolkits

Other References -

Forms Management Program

DoD Ethics and Standards

Other Acquisition Portals - WWW

AT&L Acquisition Portal

FAI Web Site

Army Knowledge Online

AKO/DKO MilWiki and MilBook

Navy Knowledge Online

Air Force Knowledge Now

DAU Alumni Association

Participate in a Community

Special Interest Areas

Ammunition Forum

Contingency Contracting

Continuous Process Improvement


Data Management

DoD Wireless

Earned Value Management

Facilities Engineering

Information Technology

Life Cycle Logistics

Production Quality & Manufacturing

Program Management

Risk Management

Science & Technology Management

Small Business

Systems Engineering

A-76, Competitive Sourcing Process

ACE for Services

Acquisition Law

Acquisition Research

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business, Cost Estimating & Financial Management

Contracting Officers Representative (COR)

Contractors Accompanying the Force

DHS Acquisition Policy

DoD Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T)

Emergency Response & Recovery Contracting

Environment, Safety & Occupational Health (ESOH)

Financial Management

Government Property

Instructional Systems Design

International Program Management

Joint Rapid Acquisition

Naval Open Architecture

Performance-Based Acquisition

Reliability, Availability & Maintainability

Strategic Sourcing

Software Acquisition Management

Spectrum & E3 Compliance

Test & Evaluation



Unique Identification

ACC Newsletter

August 2017 Issue

Hot Topic Forums

Acquisition Hot Topic Forums


The Defense Acquisition University has deployed the initial version of the Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP). It can be seen and used at The DAP will enhance the breadth and scope of the acquisition process beyond the AKSS (Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics Knowledge Sharing System), which is replaced by the DAP. The DAP includes all of the elements and forces affecting the Big Acquisition Process, including Human Capital Initiatives. Replacing the AKSS, all of the content in the AKSS has been transferred to the DAP, with the majority of it located under the Acquisition tab. There is a new tab dedicated to the Acquisition Workforce, providing information on career management, the Human Capital Initiative, and the 4th Estate. This information includes services on career planning, leadership training, overarching guidance documents, and links to information on professional organizations. There is also a major new feature in DAP called "Acquisition Career Gateways," where each of the fourteen identified acquisition career fields has its own area providing: a career certification guide; formal course enrollment procedures; continuous learning and job specific courses; Ask-A-Professor Q&As; Performance Support/Consulting services available through DAU; and highlighted career field information through blogs by career field experts. The Search feature has been completely reengineered to make it much easier to find the specific kind of learning or job support asset needed. Comments and suggestions on the content and format of the DAP, or on additional information that you would like to see in the DAP, can be made by selecting the "Submit Feedback" button.

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