FAI Today - News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

FAI Today
Survey Reminder

How Competent Do You Feel? 

This is a reminder that the FY18 Acquisition Workforce Competency Survey (AWCS) is open for your response and will be closing soon.  If you have not completed your survey yet, please do!  FAQs about the survey can be found here.


VAAA Contracting Training Shorts

The VA Acquisition Academy and its Contracting Professional School have developed short micro-learning videos to introduce common contracting topics to the acquisition workforce called Contracting Training Shorts - check them out! 


Bill Extending FITARA Initiatives Moves Forward

The House voted unanimously to approve the FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017, which proposes to eliminate the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act’s sunset dates for PortfolioStat reviews and the Office of Management and Budget’s IT Dashboard, and would extend the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative to 2020.


Sign up to Fortify Your Federal Acquisition Knowledge

Take advantage of the GSA Acquisition Training Webinars series! It is designed for federal acquisition professionals who want to more effectively use GSA Schedules and other GSA contracting vehicles. There’s no charge for these webinars, and you can earn Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)! View class descriptions and register here!

Webinar Today

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Webinar Today at 2:00 PM EST

The SRM webinar will take an in-depth look at reverse industry days (RID). RID are a unique format for industry-government interaction that has caught the attention of the acquisition workforce and industry alike. During this 90 minute webinar, speakers from DOD, DHS, IRS and GSA, will share what they have learned from hosting a RID and how they plan to use that information to strengthen their industry relationships and improve their acquisition processes in the future. The webinar is open to federal acquisition professionals only. Register here.  Questions? Contact Maureen Duckworth at maureen.duckworth@gsa.gov


FAI and Catholic University of America (CUA) Announce Partnership

FAI and the Catholic University of America (CUA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide Program and Project Managers (P/PM) the opportunity to participate in CUA’s graduate-level “Certificate in Project Management”.

Courses are offered both as evening, face-to-face classes in Washington, D.C., and online.  The certificate’s coursework combines a strong academic foundation with practical knowledge and skills in management taught by leading management educators.  View Certificate requirements.