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July 18, 2018

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OMB Program Management/PMIAA Survey

The Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed in December 2016. The guidance on its implementation was issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday, June 25th.  In order to better understand which areas to prioritize in the roll-out of the PMIAA, OMB is conducting a simple, informal survey.  This survey is to assess individual responses from many vantage points within and across different agencies.  It is NOT meant to capture a single, official enterprise-wide agency response.  The anonymous survey consists of 9 questions; 8 demographic type questions and the 1 key question, which is the ranking of the Top 5 areas of Program Management Standards and Principles. Please provide your input by July 31st. Take the survey now.


Accelerating Procurement Innovation

OFPP is pleased to share the DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) first Annual Report, as well as promote the PIL Boot Camp Workbook, a training aid to help its acquisition workforce think creatively as it works to best accomplish the mission and increase awareness of techniques most commonly used on PIL project acquisitions, available soon at  The July 2018 NCMA Contract Management magazine published a progress report on the PIL’s work. OFPP encourages you to share success and lesson learned about your own innovation efforts. You can send information either to Eliana Zavala ( or OFPP innovation mailbox

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Webinar: Ordering Furniture through GSA Global Supply

Learn about the quickest way to procure furniture through the National Stock Number (NSN) program! Orders are a simple requisition between federal agencies and can be received in 90 days or less! Join GSA for this FREE webinar on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET, earn 1 CLP.

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Professional Services Category to Shine "Spotlight" on Small Business Mentor/Protege Program

The government-wide Professional Services Category is hosting a Spotlight webinar on the Small Business Administration's All Small-Business Mentor Protege Program (ASMPP) on July 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  This webinar will provide an overview of the ASMPP, how it can assist agencies in providing strong mentor-protégé teams to perform on their contracts, and how strong joint venture (JV) teams can also be incorporated into solicitations.  Register here

Open Opportunities

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 Thursday, July 19th 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! Don’t miss this chance to find out how you can benefit from Open Opps!  Office Hour Session: Meeting Space; Conference Line: 1-866-928-2008 Participant Code: 784926

Camp Gateway

Registration is Open for Camp Gateway!

Camp Gateway, from July 23 - August 3, is a two-week series of daily one-hour webinars (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET) designed to help you get the most from the tools and resources on the Acquisition Gateway. Topics include Gateway 101, source selection, pricing tools, resources by acquisition phase and more!  Register today!