The Capital and Northeast Region campus is located at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia near Washington, D.C. This strategic location allows DAU to provide responsive support to stakeholders in the Pentagon and numerous other Defense agencies. The Capital and Northeast campus serves a DoD AT&L workforce of about 35,000 people.
Welcome to DAU Mid-Atlantic Region! The Regional Headquarters is strategically located in the town of California, Maryland, just 7 miles from Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
The faculty and staff members of the DAU Mid-Atlantic Region focus on teaching, research, and mission assistance (targeted training, and partnering with agencies). Their agenda includes working with organizations within the region and staying current on major issues and needs of the Defense Acquisition workforce throughout the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and beyond.
The Midwest Region campus is located in Kettering, Ohio in the southwest corner of the state. This location is near the large buying organizations of the Air Force Materiel Command and the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC), as well as other major acquisition commands in the Midwest. It serves a Defense Acquisition Workforce of about 19,000.
The regional campus responsible for supporting the southern half of the country is located in Huntsville, AL. Located just outside of gate 9 of Redstone Arsenal, South region is in a prime location to support the Army’s largest buying organization. It serves a DoD AT&L workforce of more than 36,000.
The Headquarters of DAU West Region is strategically located in San Diego near large concentrations of Navy space and sustainment communities. From an ideal location on the Pacific Rim, San Diego is the anchor for a region poised for success in an era of growing needs for acquisition learning. The West Region serves a Defense Acquisition Workforce of over 25,000
Co-located with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) headquarters' Chester, VA location, the College of Contract Management (CCM) is chartered to ensure well-trained faculty, well-designed curricula, and a cost effective methodology to provide the training necessary to enhance the skills of the acquisition workforce within DCMA.
Welcome to the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)! DSMC is a branch campus of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). We are located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C.
President James Woolsey's Message
Welcome to the Defense Acquisition University, a best-in-class corporate university for the Defense Acquisition Workforce. Everything we do at DAU is for you, the acquisition professional — from formal courses and continuous learning modules to knowledge sharing assets and consulting. As your learning partner, we 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 warfighters the best-equipped armed forces in the world.
Mission: Provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities.
Vision: An accomplished and adaptive workforce, giving the warfighter a decisive edge.