At a Glance
- Savings of $255,000 in first year of operation
- More engaged students in SSCF program
- Students interact with nationally known speakers
- Face-to-face communication with senior leadership
- Time and cost savings with reduced travel
Polycom Telepresence Helps Defense Acquisition University Extend its Reach
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) educates and certifies acquisition, technology and logistics (ATL) professionals in the Department of Defense (DOD), along with other government agencies and defense-related private industry. DAU students manage acquisition and logistics for all military systems—from surveillance to weapons—and administer contracts worth up to several billion dollars.
In 2007, DAU began deploying a state-of-the-art Polycom Telepresence network to enable a new program to extend its reach. Launched a year earlier at DAU’s facility in Huntsville, Alabama, the Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) Program prepares experienced civilian ATL professionals for advancement with an education equivalent to similar programs available only to military personnel.
“With Polycom Telepresence, you become one with your environment. In about two to three minutes, you forget you’re separated from other participants.”
Dean – South Region, Defense Acquisition University