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New Data Values have been added to FPDS-NG - Training Available

FAI has developed a new online training class that covers recent changes to FPDS-NG and also covers the policy that preempted the changes.  The course will assist Contracting Professionals in correctly applying FAR policy and help ensure that procurement data is accurately captured. Some of the topics covered include: 1) Consolidation and Bundling; 2) Inherently Governmental; 3) Subcontracting Plans; 4) Service Contract Inventory; 5) New Closeout functionality and much more. This online course is available NOW on FAI.GOV and is viewable on Smart Phones and Tablets too!  

Online Survey

If Not Now....Then When?

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 already, please complete the survey. For more information about the AWCS please read the FAQ's.

Data Center

GSA's Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Technology Resources Summit

The GSA DCOI team and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) will host a DCOI Technology Resources Summit on November 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GSA Headquarters at 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Federal government Information Technology (IT), procurement and data center professionals can interact with data center support vendors for information exchange.  Click here for more information and to register.


MOOC - What is it?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences. Explore online courses and programs in key fields like project management, computer science, data science, business and management, and more.


Sign up for the FedPM Community of Practice (CoP)

The FedPM CoP is the first government-wide community of practice to bring together Program and Project Managers and Contracting Officer's Representatives from all agencies across the Federal Government. The FedPM & COR CoPs provide a relaxed and open peer-to-peer networking environment where community members can exchange best practices and lessons learned, engage in mentoring partnerships, leverage training resources, and develop their careers. Check out the CoP website via OMB MAX and sign up today. While on the site, check out the Fall 2017 FedPM CoP meeting summary and slides.  


Meet the New Interagency Acquisition Course!

It may look the same on the surface, but FAI is pleased to announce the release of the recently updated course entitled "Interagency Acquisition; Realizing the Value." Also referred to as FAC 034, the updated class is available on FAITAS, and students who complete the class earn 1 continuous learning point (CLP).

Gateway University

Acquisition Gateway University: Just 3 More Days Left! 

There are three more Acquisition Gateway webinars happening on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 1-2 p.m.  These webinars are open to all federal agency personnel, and earn CLPs.  Register Today!