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August 15, 2018

2018 Survey report

AWCS Results are in! 

FAI and OFPP are pleased to announce the FY18 Acquisition Workforce Competency Survey (AWCS) Report. Based on a record 35,000+ survey responses, this report highlights the highest and lowest rated competencies for each of the FAC functional areas such as FAC-C, FAC-COR and FAC-P/PM as well as time spent on each competency. Also included are workforce demographic and employment characteristics, and responses to job satisfaction questions.  Click here for the survey report.

Leadership Excellence Acquisition Program (LEAP) Fall Applications Open!

Fall Program starts October 23rd - Applications are due by October 8, 2018. Participants will develop skills to excel in the federal acquisition profession. Classes will be held at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C; and open to GS-12 to 14 high-performing acquisition professionals with FAC-C Level II and three years of federal contracting experience.  Apply today.

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Help Get the Word Out 

GSA/FAS Office of Professional Services & Human Capital Categories is looking for a blended team of acquisition professionals (COR’s, CO’s, PM’s, Analysts, etc.) that understand the mindset of other people in their field who can help develop a marketing strategy that will get the word out about the new Steps to Performance Based Acquisition (SPBA) digital tool. Sign up for this Open Opportunity today. Questions? Contact


DAU Is Changing Learning Management Systems

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is migrating from the current ATLAS learning management system to Cornerstone onDemand (CSOD). DAU will determine an exact launch date in the next few weeks, but we anticipate 15 September.  DAU will release more information about the migration, changes/improvements in capabilities, content design, login information, FAQs, etc., very soon. Follow this link to learn what is known at this point in time.

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FAC-P/PM Training is Here!!

The Federal Acquisition Institute is very pleased to announce its FAC-P/PM training schedule for FY2019. The training schedule and course descriptions are available here.  The schedule goes well into 2019, but seats will fill up quickly as they always do. Don’t miss out on this free training and register today!

Digital Tools

Digital Tools: Discovery Market Research Tool

Join GSA's Digital Tool Demonstration on Discovery including updates for the Professional Services Schedule. Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018; Time 3:00 p.m ET - 4:00 p.m. ET.  Register today.