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August 29, 2018

Reverse industry day

Physical Access Control System (PACS) Reverse Industry Training

GSA’s Office of the Procurement Ombudsman and Office of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) have partnered with industry to offer the first government-wide FREE Physical Access Control System (PACS) Reverse Industry Training. Date: Monday, September 17, 2018; Time: 9:00 a.m ET to 3:15 p.m. ET.  Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) will be awarded for each session attended; up to 5.25 CLPs if all 5 sessions are attended. You must register FCL-GSA-0021 via FAITAS prior to the session and validate your attendance by completing the post-training survey.  Register today

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Small Business Resources

Check out for Small Business resources and training including videos and agency presentations!  Click here for more information.

Best in class

Best-in-Class HCaTS Lowers Its Access Fee!

Did you know the HCaTS contract-access fee has been cut by more than 60 percent?  Effective August 1, Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS), a Best-in-Class solution, has lowered its contract-access fee for the program from 2 percent to 0.75 percent. HCaTS is part of a strategic, government-wide movement to “buy as one” through category management.  Check out solution finder on Gateway to learn more.

Cloud Comminity

Join the newly formed Cloud and Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP)

The C&I CoP is designed to facilitate information sharing among federal employees to speed cloud migration, encourage sharing of insights and knowledge among IT modernization experts, and ensure a clear understanding of IT modernization policy by the federal community. This forum will provide opportunities to learn from and collaborate with similarly focused federal practitioners including those in the acquisition workforce. The next CoP monthly meeting will be held on September 5, 2018 from 1:00 p.m ET to 2:30 p.m. ET.  To learn more, please send a message to

Acquisition Gateway

Acquisition Gateway Updates

The Acquisition Gateway has reached its major milestone.  Did you know that Acquisition Gateway University Recordings are on site, each Camp Acquisition Gateway is recorded and available?  LEARN MORE

Free training

Virtual FAC-C Classes are Here!!

FAI is very pleased to announce that virtual FAC-C training classes have been added to the training schedule running through FY2019. FAI is providing more virtual FAC-C training than ever before, but seats do fill quickly. Please take advantage of these free training opportunities as soon as you can to meet certification and continuous learning requirements.