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Have you been asking questions such as "How do I request training while FAITAS is unavailable?", "My certification is expiring, what do I do?", or "How do I submit a CLP request?".   Check out these FAITAS FAQs for all the answers!    

Office Hours

Professional Services Category Holds Best-in-Class Office Hours - Tomorrow!

Don't miss the Professional Services Category's monthly Office Hours! The February Office Hours presentation will be held on February 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST and will focus specifically on Best-in-Class. In this session, Federal acquisition personnel will learn about Professional Services Best-in-Class solutions and associated guidance and considerations. Click here to register. You’ll earn 1 CLP!

Best in Class

Register Today for BIC Acquisition Solutions Training!

Register today for Best in Class (BIC) Acquisition Solutions training, Feb 13th from 1-2:30 PM EST. Receive actionable guidance on how to use BIC solutions in keeping with category management principles. Open to federal personnel. Earn 1.5 CLPs for fully attending this webinar.  Email with questions and/or requests related to this course. 

Gateway U

Gateway U Recordings Now Available! 

Recordings of Acquisition Gateway University sessions (Jan 29th - Feb 2nd) are now available! If you missed a session, or want to easily access information covered, take a look at the recordings posted to Gateway Central in the Acquisition Gateway.


Free Webinar - SBA's Certificate of Competency Program

Join the Small Business Administration on Wednesday February 7, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST for a free webinar on the Certificate of Competency Program. No pre-registration is required, log on here prior to the webinar start time.  Continuous Learning Points will be earned.  

Shared Services

Using Commercial Innovation to Drive Shared Services

At a recent roundtable discussion hosted by the IBM Center for the Business of Government and the Professional Services Council (PSC), government leaders looked at how to leverage commercial best practices for driving shared services in government.  According to a recent Federal News Radio article, the government is working with industry to develop a strategy and standards for bringing transformation at scale across human resources and finance, and looking forward to moving on other business lines like grants and acquisition. 


The COR Community of Practice (CoP) Wants Your Views and Opinions! 

This survey will assist the Community of Practice for Contracting Officer Representatives (COR CoP)--and its parent organization, the Federal Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP)-- to assess how to continue to exchange best practices and lessons learned, engage in mentoring partnerships and leverage training resources. We also want to welcome feedback from those that are not currently members of the COR CoP and encourage their participation in this survey