Information plays an important role in acquisition professionals' decision-making processes. This is especially true for defense acquisition programs because mistakes will not only waste tax dollars, but can also result in the loss of life.
To help members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce make better informed decisions, Defense Acquisition University partnered with several private research databases including ProQuest and EBSCOhost. These services connect Defense professionals to more than 310,000 eBooks and 1 million full-text research dissertations on business operations, technical topics and Defense-specific issues. Users also gain access to the Harvard Business Publishing suite, which includes the Harvard Business Review.
"The resources provided through the Knowledge Repository enhance both individual and workforce abilities to better support the warfighter," John Higbee, Knowledge Repository program director, said. "These resources include access to millions of articles and journal entries, massive MDAP databases, cybersecurity resources, professional development guides, a powerful search to sort the data, and even access to our librarians.All of these resources are available to give acquisition professionals the information they need to make better acquisition decisions."
DAU previously offered a variety of resources, such as research help and physical library services, through its Acker Library. The addition of the Knowledge Repository enables members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce to conduct real-time research on the very latest information. The new service is only available to government and military personnel in a defense acquisition career field. Users must use a Common Access Card (CAC) or their DAU user ID to access the system.
DAU Knowledge Repository (click here to access the site)