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Acquisition Today

June 20, 2018

Open Opportunity

Acquisition Open Opportunities Can Help!

Do you wish you had assistance with an acquisition task? Are you interested in getting the perspective of other acquisition professionals in the federal government? If so, why not consider posting an opportunity on Acquisition Open Opps. Through Open Opps, you will be able to leverage the acquisition expertise already available in the government. Whether you need assistance with reviewing a policy document, planning a reverse industry day, or advising on a contract issue, consider casting a wide net and post your task on Acquisition Open Opps. It’s quick and easy! If you need help getting started, contact


Nominations for the CXO Fellowship

The CXO Fellowship is a continuing partnership between the CFO, CAO, CIO, and CHCO Councils with the purpose of developing the next generations of leaders in a collaborative environment within the information technology (IT), finance, acquisitions, and human capital functions. Participants (GS09-GS14) represent the 24 CFO Act Agencies. There is no cost for the individual's participation, and they remain in their current position. The application package is available online.  Applications can be completed and signed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, and send by email to For any questions about the CXO Fellowship or the application process contact the Program Manager, Annette Maldonado at

Federal Acquisition Regulation

Get the Facts on the New FAC (2005-99)

Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-99 was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2018. This FAC includes: Introduction click (a); FAR Case 2018-010; Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab click (b); FAR Case 2017-018; Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements With the United States click (c); Interim Rule; Small Entity Compliance Guide click (d).

job opportunity

Vacancy Announcements for Category Management Analyst

The Human Capital Category continues to invest in the Category Management vision and is currently seeking to expand their small support team. The jobs announced below will work directly with the Category Manager, Indu Garg, driving the implementation of the category’s strategic plan and initiatives. The links to the job announcements are: Category Management Analyst, GS 12-13, closes June 28: Click here Category Management Analyst, GS 14, closes June 28: (Click here)


Work for Department of Homeland Security (DHS)!

Are you a motivated federal procurement professional (GS-1102) interested in career opportunities protecting the homeland? If so, please join DHS for Leadership Interview Day. This event is about learning, connecting, and attracting motivated people like you, to help enable the DHS mission while enhancing your career. Space is Limited. Register by June 21, 2018. When: June 25, 2018, 10:00 AM ET - 2:00 PM ET  Where: Homeland Security Acquisition Institute (HSAI) 90 K St. NE, Suite 1200 Washington, D.C.  To register, go to


GSA Order Level Materials (OLM) Training

The FAS Office of Policy and Compliance (OPC) will host training on the new Order Level Materials (OLM) GSAR rule. The OLM rule is significant to GSA's efforts to further enhance the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program to deliver best value commercial solutions to customer agencies. Date: June 26, 2018, 2:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET. Location: Virtual. CLPs: 2. To register for FCL-GSA-0105, V83 , please follow the steps below.  Click here and register for session V83 no later than June 25, 2018. If you have questions, please contact