DAU Online Courses

DAU offers a number of online courses for continuing education. A list of classes that pertain to Service Acquisition is below. For a complete list, visit the DAU Website.


CLC004 Market Research
The requirement to conduct market research is not policy; it’s the law. This module provides a foundational understanding of the benefits of effective market research to reduce acquisition costs and cycle times, and provide greater access to advanced technologies. This module covers the differences between tactical and strategic market research; how to consolidate market research results to develop an acquisition strategy.

CLC011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
The “Contracting for the Rest of Us” module provides people who do not work in the Contracting career field with a basic knowledge of some of the essential processes and considerations that DoD Contracting professionals encounter to satisfy their customers’ requirements. The module also provides an introduction to some of the topics that are covered in greater depth in other Contracting continuous learning modules.

CLC222 Contracting Officer Representative
This course is specifically designed for Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) who are responsible for assuring that contractors are performing the technical portion of their job. CLC 222 will provide CORs the breadth of knowledge required to perform their role, including knowledge related to COR roles and responsibilities, as well as fundamentals of contracting regulations, types, phases, and other elements; awareness of ethical, legal, and cultural factors that impact COR responsibilities; and information necessary to effectively evaluate situations, apply knowledge gained, and make correct decisions to carry out COR responsibilities.

CLC206 Contracting Officer's Representatives in a Contingency Environment
This course is designed specifically for Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) who are deployed in a contingency environment. It covers the basics of contracting, along with the ethical situations and cultural differences a COR may experience while deployed in a contingency operation.

CLL011 Performance Based Life Cycle (PBL) Product Support
This continuous learning module presents Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) as the Department of Defense (DoD) strategy for product support, focusing on weapon system support as performance outcomes rather than more traditional (and potentially sub-optimized) functional transactions to meet the DoD 5000 series requirements for program managers to a) develop and implement performance-based logistics strategies that optimize total system availability while minimizing cost and logistics footprint, and b) develop sustainment strategies which include the best use of public and private sector capabilities through government/industry partnering initiatives, in accordance with statutory requirements.

CLM013 Work Breakdown Structure
This module addresses two fundamental and interrelated types of work-breakdown structures: the program work-breakdown structure that is developed by a program management office and the contract work-breakdown structure that is developed by a contractor. The work-breakdown structure summarizes data for successive levels of management and provides information on the projected, actual, and current status of the program. The work-breakdown structure keeps the program's status constantly visible so that the program manager, in cooperation with the contractor, can identify and implement changes necessary to assure desired performance, schedule, and cost.

CLM017 Risk Management
Risk is always a concern in the DoD systems acquisition process. The acquisition process itself is designed, to a large degree, to allow risk to be managed from conception to delivery of the system. Although risk is inherent in any program, risk management ensures managers take measures to assess and handle risks. This module focuses on tools and processes that can be used to manage risk on a defense system acquisition project.