NDU's iCollege keeps workforce current on federal buying rules, practices

Tuesday - 6/12/2012, 2:47pm EDT

NDU professors Andy Gravatt and Russ Mattern

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At the heart of solid federal acquisition lies a well-trained workforce.

Federal buying rules make procurement a profession unto itself. But even professionals need ongoing career training.

Andy Gravatt (left) and Russ Mattern, professors at the National Defense University's iCollege, discuss how they keep their curriculum current for federal acquisition professionals. (Photo by Jolie Lee/Federal News Radio)

One place they go is the National Defense University's iCollege, which open to all federal employees — not just DoD employees.

In an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, iCollege professors Andy Gravatt and Russ Mattern shared how the school stays up-to-date on acquisition practices across government and the recent changes they've made to the curriculum.

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