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Acquisition workers as critical thinkers: A change that has to happen

In Federal News Radio's special report, Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, the Defense Acquisition University, the Federal Acquisition Institute and other experts say a new kind of acquisition worker is needed. One that brings business acumen, understands technology and knows the FAR forward and back. The ever-evolving training regime for federal acquisition workers is no longer just about the hard skills of acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , FAI , Jeff Birch , James Woolsey , DAU , Jaime Gracia , Seville Government Consulting , Chuck Williams , Michael Fischetti , National Contract Management Association , training , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 04:18am EDT
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OFPP closing the contracting officer training gap between civilian, DoD

A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , acquisition policy , workforce , training , OFPP , NCMA , Lesley Field , Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council , Beth Blazek , Michael Fischetti

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Agile software development

Tony Barrett, senior management consultant for Management Concepts, talks about the benefits of agile software.
September 18, 2012

Tags: technology , Agile software development , Tony Barrett , U.S. Coast Guard , MIT , product owner , scrum , Vivek Kundra , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Earned Value Management

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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What's new at the Federal Managers Association?

Members of the Federal Managers Association join host Bill Bransford to talk about the group's annual convention.
February 24, 2012

Tags: workforce , Federal Managers Association , Office of Personnel Management , John Berry , Patricia Niehaus , Todd Wells , Jessie Klement , Casey Wilson , Jason Milton , Gallup , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:58pm EST
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