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FPDS-NG Changes are coming Oct 1 - Here's What You Need to Know! 

FAI has developed a new online training course that covers  the October 1 changes to FPDS-NG and related policy.  The course will assist Contracting Professionals in correctly applying FAR policy and help ensure that procurement data is accurately captured.  Some of the topics covered include: 1) Consolidation and Bundling; 2) Inherently Governmental; 3) Subcontracting Plans; 4) Service Contract Inventory; 5) New Closeout Functionality and much more.   This online course is available NOW on FAI.GOV

Program Management

Serious about Program Management? FAI/VAAA's Pilot Course: FAC-P/PM Senior-Level 

FAI, in partnership with the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Program Management School, is pleased to announce a Senior-Level course which targets Program & Project Managers with current experience managing large scale and/or high dollar or complex programs. The pilot offering will start Monday, Oct 2, 2017. All accepted students will be required to commit to ALL of the following: 1) A 90 minute virtual introduction Oct 2, 1-2:30 PM EST; 2) A 90 minute virtual pre-course on Oct 10, 1-2:30 PM ET; 3) Completion of 10 hours classwork from Oct 10-16, 2017; and 4) The two-week in-residence course in Frederick, MD Oct 23-Nov 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM ET. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 92 CLPs. To apply for this great opportunity, send your qualifications and resume to James Maginnis at: James.Maginnis@va.gov


October 10th - Just 9 Days until FY18 AWCS Launch - Will you have access?

Your DoD root security certificate must be up to date to take the Acquisition Workforce Competency Survey (AWCS) which opens on October 10, 2017.  Find out if your certificate is up to date by clicking here. To access the instructions for the update click here


Free Webinar: SBA's “Understanding the Nonmanufacturer Rule (NMR) and the NMR Waiver Process”

Join SBA on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 from 2-4 PM EST for their free virtual learning session on the Nonmanufacturer Rule (NMR) and the NMR Waiver Process. No Pre-Registration required.  On Oct 4 at 2:00  PM ET, just follow this link for the training.  After the class is finished, complete the certificate slide provided and follow your agency’s process for requesting CLP credit. 

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New Acquisition Seminar: Category Management for Acquisition Professionals

Category Management for Acquisition Professionals, FCL-A-0037, explores three different aspects or components of category management. It starts by explaining what category management is and why the government is applying it. Next, it provides an overview of how Best-in-Class (BIC) solutions are designated and how to use them since a big part of the category management effort is focused on driving broader adoption of BIC solutions. Lastly, it show how the tenets of category management are being translated into tactical tools that acquisition professionals can share, learn from, and use in their work.  The overarching goal of  category management is largely about improving government-wide buying through that sharing.  View this seminar through the FAI Media Library or register for CLP credit through the FAITAS Course Catalog. 


Acquisition Seminar: Innovations in Acquisitions

Agencies are taking a hard look at their buying practices, particularly when it comes to information technology. But where do you start, and what should you expect? This seminar discusses key initiatives and policy and gives real world examples and practical steps from leading practitioners. View the video through the FAI Media Library or earn CLPs by registering through FAITAS

Katrina Moore

ACM in the Spotlight!

Get to Know Katina Moore, Acquisition Career Manager (ACM), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).