Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I have a question about Acquisition policy.
A: The Defense Acquisition University has subject matter experts that may be able to help: https://www.dau.mil
Q: I am looking for Department of Defense Issuances and Directives.
A: OSD(AT&L) does not maintain a list of directives; all DoD directives can be found here: https://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/
Q: I am looking for employment with OUSD AT&L.
A: OUSD(AT&L) does not accept job resumes directly. All government jobs are listed and hired through: https://www.usajobs.gov/
Q: I am looking for Root Certificates listed as on the AT&L OSD website.
A: Root certificates can be found at: https://iase.disa.mil/pki-pke/Pages/tools.aspx
Q: I have a 404 error when looking for a DSB Report
A: The DSB reports can now be found at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports2010s.htm
Q: I received a 404 error when looking for the Unmanned Vehicle Road map
A: The unmanned vehicle road map is no longer hosted on our website.
Q: I am looking for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) website
A: A number of years ago Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) became the Missile Defense Agency; their website can be found at: https://www.mda.mil/
Q: I am looking for the CARS website.
A: CARS is now DAMIR, which can be found at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/damir/
Q: I am looking for the DP website.
A: DP became part of DPAP in 2007; its website can be found at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap
Q: I am looking for the DoD Packaging Guidebook.
A: The DoD Packaging Guidebook can be found on the DPAP website here: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/Docs/web%20Pkg%20Guide.doc
Q: I am looking for the public DAB Schedule.
A: The DAB schedule is not maintained through this website.
Q: I got a 404 error when looking for the VANs list.
A: The VANs list no longer exists.
Q: Where can I find more information about Department of Defense Acquisition?
A: The AT&L Knowledge Sharing System contains information about acquisition law, policy, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the DoD.
Q: Where should I go if I have a question about the military?
A: The Defense.gov FAQ section contains a large amount of military related information. Click Here to view it.
Q: Where can I find unclassified information about technical research on projects?
A: Please visit the DoD CIO and Missile Defense Agency web sites.
Q: Still unable to find a Department of Defense web site, document, or publication?
A: Please use the search engines on this page and/or Defense.gov.
Q: How do I advertise my products/technologies to the Department of Defense. How do I go about this?
A: The Department of Defense uses a contract-based system for purchasing. Please see The Guide to DoD Contracting.
Q: How can I get information concerning courses and schedules dealing with defense acquisition?
A: Please visit the Defense Acquisition University's web site. Click Here to go there now!

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