Alumni Association (DAUAA), in support of the DAU Research
Program, is proud to announce the second annual acquisition
research paper competition. This competition is known as
the Edward Hirsch Acquisition and Writing Award (Hirsch
Award) in memory of the late distinguished DAU faculty
member, Edward Hirsch.
This year’s topic:
The Acquisition Workforce Management Challenge:
Winning the war for talent.
Winning papers will receive a cash prize and papers will be
presented at the 2009 DAUAA Acquisition Community
competition has several purposes:
enhance the professional stature of DoD acquisition, and to
officially recognize outstanding research efforts within the
facilitate learning and knowledge sharing in conjunction
with the theme of the annual DAU Acquisition Community
generate acquisition-related research studies/articles for
the Defense Acquisition Review Journal.
competition is open to anyone interested in the DoD
acquisition system and is not limited to government or
Employees of the federal government (including military
personnel) are encouraged to compete and are eligible for
cash awards unless the paper was researched or written as
part of the employee’s official duties or was done on
government time. If the research effort is performed as part
of official duties or on government time, the employee would
be eligible for a non-cash prize, i.e. certificate and
donation of cash prize to a CFC-registered charity of
First prize is $1,000. Second prize is $500.
format of the paper must be in accordance with guidelines
for articles submitted for the Defense ARJ, which can be
found on the DAU Web site at www.dau.mil.
theme for 2009 is: “The Acquisition Workforce Management
Challenge: Winning the war for talent.?
Research Papers are due November 15, 2008.
Papers should be submitted to the DAU Director of Research:
Dr. Paul Alfieri, 703-805-5282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers will be evaluated by a panel selected by the DAUAA
Board of Directors and the DAU Director of Research.
Winners will be announced and papers will be presented at
the DAUAA 2009 Acquisition Community Symposium in April
Potential topics for Research Papers:
?nbsp; Right Shaping the
Defense Acquisition Workforce
?nbsp; Optimal mix of
Government Employees, Prime Contractors, and Support
?nbsp; Program Office
Sizing and Organizational Structure
?nbsp; Retention Issues
for the Defense Acquisition Workforce
?nbsp; Motivations for
Government Employment vs. Commercial Employment