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Application and Agreement

Corporate Sponsor Interest Form

This agreement is entered into for the mutual benefit of advancing the knowledge, insight, and professional skills of the private citizens, DoD workforce members, and Defense industry employees,  who collectively are the Defense acquisition professional  of the United States of America.

 It is acknowledged that sponsorship of the DAUAA does not convey an endorsement of any specific products or programs offered by the sponsor, nor or any political issues that may be of benefit to the sponsor.

 Sponsorship of the DAUAA is welcomed from all legal entities not individuals, who practice business according to the federal and State of Virginia laws that prohibit discriminatory practices. Sponsorship is not limited to US companies except those with whom  US law prohibits doing business. Sponsorship  is not accepted from foreign governments or their agents.

 Corporate Sponsorship Program

 The Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA), a non-profit organization, welcomes Corporate Sponsorship opportunities to the Defense industry, universities, learning organizations, or other professional associations. Financial contributions are used to plan and execute our annual symposium and prepare newsletters sent to members during the year. Organizations making contributions will receive Association benefits scaled to their level of financial commitment.

DAUAA offers a graduated annual membership program based on the
organization’s number of employees:

Bronze Sponsor $500 per year/ max of 5 memberships (less than 500 employees)
Silver Sponsor $1500 per year/ max of 15 memberships (500 5,000 employees)
Gold Sponsor $2500 per year/ max of 25 memberships (more than 25,000 employees)

 Questions on sponsorship should be addressed either to DAUAA Headquarters
 (703-960-6802), or Bill Bahnmaier, President (703-805-4980).

Benefits Summary
Corporate Sponsorship entitles its members the following benefits:

  • Preferential formal and social opportunities at the Annual Acquisition Symposium held at the DAU Capital/Northeast Campus on Fort Belvoir.
  • Employees of a sponsor may attend the Annual Symposium at the discounted member rate.
  • Exhibit space (to extent available) will be reserved at no cost for each sponsor.
  • Opportunities for individual speaker and panel participation is offered.  The DAUAA will select program speakers based on the overall structure and theme of the symposium.
  • Sponsor organizations will be identified by name and logo on Symposium related programs and handouts.
  • Sponsor executives will be offered seating in proximity to invited DoD officials at plenary sessions and meals.
  • Opportunity to meet with DoD and Defense Industry representatives at the Annual Symposium Reception/Banquet.
  • Named employees/representatives of Sponsors will receive annual memberships at no personal cost.
  • Logo link to corporate sponsor websites.  Sponsors may add a feature page describing Sponsor organization products & services.  Sponsors are asked to provide a non-advertisement based, one-page description, if they desire to add this feature page.
  • Quarterly visibility by organization name and logo on the DAUAA electronic bulletin/newsletter (ENEWS).  The bulletin is normally published four times a year by email.
  • Free placement of an article (not an advertisement) in the ENEWS relevant to defense acquisition management that is of value to Alumni Association membership.  Topics could include training opportunities, benchmarking opportunities, sharing of lessons-learned, joint government industry ventures, management practices, training and education opportunities, new tools, etc.
  • DAU’s PM Magazine and Acquisition Review Quarterly for sponsor named employees.

Availability to advertise for qualified personnel; this feature is labeled “Employment Opportunities" on the DAUAA homepage menu


 Sponsorship status is effective the date of receipt of your application and fee. The DAUAA is a
 non-profit organization;  therefore,  your sponsorship contribution may be tax deductible. DAUAA
 reserves the right to change or expand the benefits described above at any time when approved
 by the governing Board of Directors.

 The Board of Directors and the entire membership of our Association thank you for your commitment
 to preserving the communication and outreach of defense acquisition, technology, logistics, and
 program management practices that keep our Armed Forces the most capable and efficient in the
 world. We look forward to a rich and mutually rewarding relationship with your organization.

Bill Bahnmeier