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How Do I Request Training While FAITAS is Unavailable? and more FAQs

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!  

New Open Opps

Learn all about Open Opportunities!

If you’ve heard about Open Opps, but you aren’t sure what it is or how it works, OPM invites you to join them for their online office hour on Wednesday, March 21st at 1 PM ET. There will be a short demo of Open Opps, as well as a Q&A session. Bring your questions or just log in to hear others! In the near future, there will be a specialized track within Open Opportunities for the acquisition community. You don’t want to be out of the loop – attend the office hour to learn how you can benefit from Open Opps! Click here to SEE the online office hour.  Call in to HEAR the online office hour: 1-719-325-2013, Participant Code: 948536


Who is Your Acquisition Career Manager? 

Did you know that each agency has an Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) that is responsible for managing the development of the acquisition workforce, identifying staffing needs, training requirements, and other workforce development strategies? FAI keeps a complete list of all agency Acquisition Career Managers. This is especially important while  while FAITAS is unavailable, as you will need to contact this person if your FAC certification is expiring or if you are ready to apply for FAC certification.   

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Emerging Procurement Policy and Practice Issues 

The George Washington University Law School and Professional Services Council issued a research paper addressing emerging issues and reforms in federal procurement from 2017 as well as predictions for 2018.


Last Call for Nominations!  

The Chief Acquisition Officers Council (CAOC) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Acquisition, Program Management, and Small Business Excellence Awards for Federal employees engaged in team or individual activities that led to excellent results in FY 2017. The award categories are: 1) Acquisition Excellence Award; 2) Small Business Excellence Award; and 3) Program Management Excellence Award.  The nomination period ends March 20, 2018.

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Category Management Program Hosting Best-In-Class Training

 In January, the Category Management Program rolled out a new formal training course entitled Best-in-Class Acquisition Solutions and has already trained over 600 Federal employees. Please check out the Training and Events area on Acquisition Gateway for registration.


Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT) Site Now on The Acquisition Gateway

Did you know that the Mobile Services Category team (MSCT) team site has moved into the Acquisition Gateway? Learn More