USD(A&S) 12 Month AWF Certification Requirement Extension
On behalf of Ms. Ellen Lord, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)), this memo extends the DAWIA certification grace period from 24- to 36-months, effective 1 April 2020.

Joint Acquisition Task Force
Ms. Ellen Lord (USD(A&S)) established the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) to synchronize and support the acquisition execution of DoD’s COVID-19 response to interagency (Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Health and Human Services (HHS)) for medical resources. The team serves as the single entry point to the DoD acquisition enterprise for interagency requests for assistance.

DAU Resources
The Defense Acquisition University has created a coronavirus-related web page for acquisition guidance, information and resources for the acquisition workforce.