2024 Defense Acquisition Awards Call for Nominations!

2024 Defense Acquisition Awards


2024 Defense Acquisition Awards – Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Dr. William A. LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, has officially announced the Call for Nominations for the 2024 Defense Acquisition Award Program . The five annual awards, representing 23 separate categories, recognize individual and team accomplishments that advance the National Defense Strategy and support the Secretary of Defense's priorities through excellence in acquisition. Winners will be honored during an in-person ceremony in December 2024, at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

The Defense Acquisition Workforce comprises nearly 162,000 civilian and military professionals from each of the military services, as well as defense agencies and field activities. Their work is critical to building enduring advantages for the Warfighter as the department continues to innovate and modernize. We look forward to recognizing the outstanding contributions of numerous members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce in 2024!

If you have questions contact achievement.award@dau.edu.

  • Awards will represent the Air Force, Army, Navy, Defense Agencies, and Field Activities. Award categories include:
  • Defense Acquisition Individual Achievement Award

    The Defense Acquisition Award for Individual Achievement recognizes individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence and professionalism in their respective acquisition functional area as well as cross-functional areas.

  • David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award

    The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award recognizes DoD acquisition programs and other teams who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in developing, acquiring, and sustaining operational capability that supports the National Defense Strategy lines of effort to increase readiness and lethality, strengthen alliances and achieve significant reform.

  • Software Innovation Team Award

    The Software Innovation Team Award, established in 2019, recognizes teams who are driving speed and innovation in continuous software development and acquisition as evidenced by frequent and high-quality delivery of software capabilities into the hands of Warfighters.

  • Flexibility in Acquisition Award

    The Flexibility in Acquisition Award recognizes professionals who have demonstrated “innovation and local adaptation” in the acquisition process by using the flexibilities and authorities granted by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”.

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Award

    The Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Awards recognize acquisition organizations that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in talent management and feature categories for both ‘Large’ and ‘Small’ Organizations.

If you have questions about the 2024 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards, please send an email to achievement.award@dau.edu. View past year's winners at the links below.