McKinley, a former president and chief executive officer of National Defense Industrial Association, received the DAUAA
Acker Award in part for bringing together industry and government personnel to address national security issues and for effectively communicating with Defense Acquisition Workforce members.
The theme for the 2008 competition is "Defense Life-Cycle Management--Sustaining DoD Weapons Systems." The theme supported the annual DAUAA
Acquisition Community Symposium, held in April on the DAU Capital Campus, Fort Belvoir, Va.
The winning paper for the DAUAA
2014 award, "Path from Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record," by Eileen P.
Third prize went to "RAH-66 Comanche--The Self-Inflicted Termination" by Julien Demotes-Mainard (who, we should note, is the first international author to win a DAUAA
research paper award), which ascribes the demise of the Army's premier scout/attack helicopter program to a decrease in political support.
I am extremely pleased and proud to publish the three winning papers for the third annual DAUAA 2010 Research Paper Competition in this issue of the ARJ, along with four other outstanding papers that were nominated for awards.
The first place winning research paper for the DAUAA 2010 Research Paper Competition is "Acquisition Leadership: An Opportunity Lost for Acquisition Excellence?" by Michael J.
To address this lack of information, the authors conducted web-based surveys of two demographic groups that are involved in federal acquisition: Certified Professional Contracts Managers (CPCMs) and members of the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA).
The DAUAA survey was conducted in July, 2005, and sent by DAUAA headquarters to its approximately 1,400 members; 130 replied.
To determine if the responses from the CPCM group were different from the DAUAA group, a conservative statistical approach was taken.
Calculations for survey question 1, answer 1 are detailed as follows: CPCM DAUAA Question 1, Answer 1 Number of Responses 17 94 Total Responses 54 238 Percentage .314 .394 Combined Percentage .380 S (Sample Estimate of Sigma) .072 Z-statistic 1.114
* Papers will be judged by the Defense Acquisition Review Journal editorial staff, and winners will be selected for prizes by the DAUAA board of directors.
Winners will be announced and papers will be presented at the DAUAA 2008 Acquisition Community Symposium on April 15, 2008.