Pictured above from left to right: DAU Professor Dr. Robert Pratt, AACE Government Liaison Co-Chair Charles E. Bolyard Jr. CFCC PSP, AACE President-Elect Michael R. Nosbisch CCC PSP, AACE President Stephen O. Revay CCC CFCC, DAU Acting President Dr. James McMichael, DAU Dean Robert Daugherty, AACE Government Liaison Co-Chair Osmond F. Belcher CFCC
September 10, 2010
AACE International and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) signed a Cooperative Agreement at DAU, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The missions of both DAU and AACE share a mutual commitment to excellence in learning and strategic collaboration for the best training. The training builds on the expertise of both communities in terms of estimating, cost engineering, scheduling, and earned value management (EVM) - collectively known as "project controls" - within the Department of Defense and Industry. This Cooperative Agreement formalizes an ongoing relationship with the objective of continuing to support each other's efforts by leveraging the best practices of both government and the contracting community to provide first class training and education.
Dr. James McMichael, DAU's acting President and Mr. Stephen O. Revay, CCC
CFCC, President, AACE, signed the Cooperative Agreement on August 19, 2010
at Fort Belvoir. The strategic partnership established by the Cooperative Agreement creates the framework for AACE and DAU to pursue mutually beneficial educational opportunities. AACE and DAU will each appoint a "sponsor" to explore these opportunities, propose the specific details on what each party will pursue, and how the details associated with each area should be managed.
Executive leadership from both AACE and DAU were in attendance at the signing, along with senior leadership from DAU's Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management (BCEFM) Department, Capital Northeast Region.
In addition to Revay, AACE was represented by President-Elect Michael R. Nosbisch CCC PSP, and Government Liaison Co-Chairs Osmond F. Belcher CFCC and Charles E. Bolyard Jr. CFCC PSP.
After the ceremony, the group ate lunch together and discussed common interests. Click here to see the cooperative agreement and click on this link to learn more about DAU: www.dau.mil.