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Have Questions about FAITAS?  

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?".   FAI has some FAQs to help you find the answers!

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President's Management Agenda 

Yesterday the Administration released the President's Management Agenda, which lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas, improving agencies’ ability to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.


OFPP Seeking Detailees

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is seeking acquisition professionals with experience working on data analysis and visualization, program management support, transparency, and/or performance in order to support Category Management and other important initiatives. More information.

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VA Contracting Professional School Provides Innovative Training!

The Contracting Professional School (CPS) is one of five schools at the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA). CPS provides fundamental courses necessary to obtain Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) at Levels I, II, and III. CPS takes a holistic approach to complement the core technical contracting courses with leadership, writing, and interpersonal skills training. Open to other Government agencies, the school offers more than 1800 continuous learning points (CLPs) for training, including CON 170, CON 270, CON 280, and CON 290, which are available both face-to-face at the VAAA and in a virtual instructor-led environment! For more information about courses, please see the CPS Course Descriptions or email  


Take the LEAP! Acquisition Professional Development Program: Apply by April 2

Acquisition leaders must develop skills to balance urgency with compliance while managing teams and achieving results. Develop the skills necessary to drive innovation in your agency’s acquisition team. Apply for the Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program by April 2, 2018

Open Opportunities' Online Office Hours for March is TODAY! 

Open Opportunities' online office hour on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1 PM ET! There will be a short demo but the Open Opportunities staff will also be available to answer any questions you might have. Bring your questions or just log in to hear others!  Click here to SEE the online office hours.  Call in to HEAR the online office hour:  1-719-325-2013  Participant Code: 948536

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