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Defense Acquisition University
2019 Hirsch Acquisition Writing Competition
Written by: DAU Public Affaris
August 28, 2018
The DAU Alumni Association is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Edward Hirsch Acquisition Writing Competition. This year's competition focuses on areas of the National Defense Strategy that advance "acquisition at the speed of relevance." Cash prizes, $1,000 for first place and $500 for second and third place, will be awarded by the DAU Alumni Association.
Research topics may include:
Other Transaction Authorities
Agile Software Development and Program Management
System Cyber Hardness
Cyber Training and Concepts
Controlling Costs Throughout the Product Life Cycle
Acquisition of Defense Business Systems
Emerging Changes to EVM
Career Path and Incentives
Improving Professionalism of the Total Acquisition Workforce
Incorporating Foreign Military Sales and Direct Contractor Sales Strategies into Programs
Should Cost Management
The competition is open to anyone interested in the DoD acquisition system and is not limited to government or contractor personnel.
Employees of the federal government (including military personnel) are encouraged to compete and are eligible for cash awards unless the paper was researched or written as part of the employee’s official duties or was done on government time. If the research effort is performed as part of official duties or on government time, the employee is eligible for a non-cash prize, i.e., certificate and donation of cash prize to a Combined Federal Campaign registered charity of winner’s choice.
First prize is $1,000. Second and third prizes, if awarded, are each $500.
Papers are to be submitted to the DAU Director of Research at
The format of the paper must be in accordance with
guidelines for articles submitted
for publication in the Defense Acquisition Research Journal.
Papers will be evaluated by a panel selected by the DAUAA Board of Directors and the DAU Director of Research.
Award winners will present their papers at the DAU Acquisition Community Training Symposium, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the DAU Fort Belvoir campus.
Papers must be submitted by
December 1, 2018
, and awards will be announced by January 2019.