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Inside the World's Biggest Buyer
The federal government takes more than $1 trillion per year to operate, with nearly half of its operating budget spent on the acquisition of goods and services. Congress, executive branch political leadership and career federal managers all agree — federal acquisition needs to be a lot more efficient and effective. Federal News Radio's week-long special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, takes a look at acquisition from every perspective: agency, industry, workforce, oversight, and suspension and debarment.
NDU's iCollege keeps workforce current on federal buying rules, practices
Tuesday - 6/12/2012, 2:47pm EDT
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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