Acquisition Management: Agencies Can Improve Training on New Initiatives

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DIANE Publishing, 2005 - 51 pages
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The federal government is dramatically changing the way it purchases goods & services by relying more on judgment & initiative vs. rigid rules for making purchasing decisions. Congress has enacted a series of reforms to help the government adapt to this environment. This report assesses strategies that agencies are using to ensure that their acquisition workforces are receiving the training needed to operate in a changing business environment. In doing so, the authors looked at the General Services Admin. (GSA), NASA, & the DoD. Also looked at the Fed. Aviation Admin. (FAA) because it is exempt from federal acquisition laws, giving it greater flexibility & discretion. Charts & tables.

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Page 2 - Our review focused on the General Services Administration (GSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and DOD. Together, these agencies represented 76 percent2 of total contract dollars obligated in fiscal year 2001. We examined whether agencies' strategies for translating acquisition initiatives into training incorporated the key elements.

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