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September 5, 2018

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DAU Is Changing Learning Management Systems

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is migrating from the current ATLAS learning management system to Cornerstone onDemand (CSOD) on September 24, 2018. DAU has published information about the migration, changes/improvements in capabilities, content design, login information, FAQs, etc.  FAI has published its own guidance here.

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FCN 190 - A Shorter Alternative to CON 090

Did you know that civilian employees don't have to take the four (4) week CON 090 for FAC-C Level 1 certification? FAI has a two (2) week alternative, FCN 190 FAR Fundamentals, which can be used for FAC-C Level 1. FAI offers this course FREE of charge to Federal Acquisition Professionals.  Check out FAITAS for all the FCN 190 offerings!

Acquisition Gateway

Acquisition Gateway 101 Training (9/11)! 

Are you new to the Acquisition Gateway? Be sure to attend the upcoming Gateway 101 class on Tuesday, Sept 11 from 1:00 p.m ET -2:00 p.m. ET.  From Contracting Officers (CO) and Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) to Program Managers, you'll find what you need to conduct market research and more.  Earn 1 CLP for attending.  Register today!

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Compare Best-in-Class Solutions with New Research Tool

A new Best-in-Class Research Tool now is available on the Federal side of the Acquisition Gateway! The BIC Research Tool is designed to help government buyers identify and compare available BIC solutions. Log into the Acquisition Gateway and check it out here.

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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!


Thomas O’Linn Wins Open Opportunity Contest

In May, OFPP announced a contest in connection with the launch of Acquisition Open Opportunities. Twenty-five agencies participated! OFPP is excited to announce that Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst at the Department of the Treasury, has won the contest! Thomas used Acquisition Open Opportunities to announce four opportunities, including a request for help implementing the new FAR CLIN case, as well as an announcement of a forum to exchange ideas surrounding contract reporting in FPDS. Thomas also used the system to kick off a cross-agency collaboration to shape Treasury’s Acquisition Management Review policy. Treasury is paying it forward by offering a shadowing opportunity to observe early acquisition planning discussions between the SPE and other key stakeholders to improve management of major acquisitions. To recognize these efforts, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council will send Thomas to ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference. Congratulations, Thomas!