2023 Nominations Now OPEN!

Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Annual Call For Nominations Now Open!

2023 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards!

Dr. William A. LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, has issued a Call for Nominations for the Department of Defense's (DoD) 2023 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2023.

Download the following documents to begin your nomination process:
1: Defense AWF David Packard Nomination Guidance
2: Defense AWF Individual Achievement Nomination Guidance
3: Defense AWF Development Innovation Nomination Guidance
4: Defense AWF Flexibility in Contracting Nomination Guidance
5: Defense AWF Software Innovation Team and Individual Award Guidance

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

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

    The Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Awards recognizes individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence and professionalism in their respective acquisition functional area.

  • David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award

    The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award recognizes DoD acquisition program 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 Contracting Award

    The Flexibility in Contracting Award was established by Section 834 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The award recognizes professionals who have demonstrated “innovation and local adaptation” 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.

If you have questions about the 2023 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards, please send an email to achievement.award@dau.edu. View past year's winners at the links below.