Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards
2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards
The Defense Acquisition Workforce is composed of 181,105 devoted civilian and military professionals from the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, Defense Agencies, and Field Activities. The acquisition workforce is critical to sustaining and achieving increased readiness, lethality, and affordability. Every member of the acquisition community plays an instrumental role in delivering, procuring, and sustaining innovative and affordable solutions in support of the Warfighter and Defense mission.
On behalf of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD (A&S)), HCI hosts the Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards Ceremony to recognize the best of the best across the entire Defense Acquisition Workforce. This year's Call for Nominations was issued April 19, 2020 with nominations due July 31, 2020. Selection panels comprised of senior leaders and subject matter experts will review nominations and make recommendations on winners to the USD(A&S). Award winners will be honored at a Pentagon Ceremony tentatively scheduled for October 20, 2020.
- Awards Presented:
The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award
The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award recognizes Department of Defense (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.
Defense Acquisition Workforce 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.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Award
The Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Awards recognizes acquisition organizations that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in talent management.
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”.
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.