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As a member, your benefits include:

  • Personal and early notification of annual DAU Symposium and bi-monthly hot topic training forums
  • Connectivity with DAU through web site, e-mail and newsletter updates on acquisition policies
  • Networking with other acquisition professionals
  • Access to scholarships for members’ families
  • Eligibility for no-cost membership in DAUAA LinkedIn Group
  • Training course discounts from DAUAA partners
  • Addition of DAUAA membership to your resume

Who Can Join?

  • Regular Member – Graduate of any DAU-sponsored course
  • Associate Member – Non-graduate who is in a defense acquisition position in government or industry
  • Honorary Member – Current/past DSMC/DAU  commandants/presidents and others designated by the Board of  Directors


  • Annual DAU Symposium on current defense/military service systems acquisition policies, procedures, tools,  and issues.
  • Local Chapter Hot Topic Training Forums, seminars, and meetings
  • Member Scholarship Program
  • Bryant Alternative High School Scholarship
  • Acker Award for Communication skills
  • Prizes for DAU research papers
  • Support of the annual DAU Update and other DAU activities.
  • E-mail updates on topical issues
  • Bi-monthly Association newsletters
  • Professional relationships with other premier associations (PMI, RMSP, NDIA, AIA, NCMA).
  • Receptions for DAU courses
  • Defense industry corporate sponsorship
  • LinkedIn and Facebook DAUAA Group participation.

Chapter Affiliations:

  •  National Association
  • Local Area Chapters
    • Capital Area, Metro Washington, DC
    • DAU South, Huntsville, AL
    • DAU Mid-Atlantic, Patuxent River, MD
    • DAU Midwest, Dayton, OH
    • DAU West, San Diego, CA
    • Jacksonville, FL

Free “online only” copies of AT&L Magazine and the Defense Acquisition Research Journal.

In the past, membership applications were used to trigger free hard copies of the Defense AT&L Magazine and the Defense Acquisition Research Journal (ARJ).  However these publications have become “online-only” for individual subscribers.

To subscribe or re-subscribe for the “online-only” publications, send an e-mail to (for ARJ) and /or (for Defense AT&L Magazine) listing the e-mail address at which you want to be notified when a new issue is posted.  Please type “Add to LISTSERV” in the subject line.  Please use this address to notify us if you change your e-mail address.