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Certified Purchasing Manager Program (C.P.M.)

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPCM)

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Institute for Supply Management
Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM); Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM); Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) National Contract Management Association
Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO); Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

National Association of State Procurement Officials

  National Association of Government Contractors


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Certification Project Management Institute


Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Increasing Efficiencies in the Training, Development, and Management of the Acquisition Workforce.  (pdf)  (September 4, 2013)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Guidance for Specialized Information Technology Acquisition Cadres.  (pdf)  (July 21, 2011)

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer
Technical Representatives
.  (pdf)  (November 26, 2007)

The Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers.  (pdf)  (April 25, 2007)

More Policy

Federal Holidays

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Defense Travel System

For Federal Travelers - GSA

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Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisition Workforce:  The Air Force Needs to Evaluate Changes in Funding for Civilians Engaged in Space Acquisition.  (July 9, 2013)

Acquisition Workforce:  Federal Agencies Obtain Training to Meet Requirements, but Have Limited Insight into Costs and Benefits of Training Investment.  (April 17, 2013)

Department of Homeland Security

FEMA’s Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Program.  (2MB, pdf)  (September 23, 2011)

General Services Administration

Review of the Acquisition Career Management Information System.  (3MB, pdf)  (August 18, 2011)

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Policies and Plans are Insufficient to Ensure an Adequate and Effective Acquisition Workforce.  (August 15, 2011)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Contracts and Grants Workforce May Face Future Workload Issues Highlights.  (pdf)  (October 27, 2010)

Government Accountability Office

The Office of Management and Budget's Acquisition Workforce Development Strategic Plan for Civilian Agencies.  (pdf)  (April 26, 2010)

Department of State

Review of the Department of State Plan to Provide Qualified Contracting Officers and Contracting Officer Representatives for Oversight of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects.  (pdf)  (March 9, 2010)

Internal Revenue Service

Workforce Planning Efforts Are Hindered by a Lack of Comprehensive Information on Employee Skills Levels (February 25, 2009) 

More Audits


Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Attracting Talent to the Acquisition Workforce.  (pdf)  (February 8, 2011)

Department of Defense

Department hires acquisitions workers to help reforms.  (May 20, 2010)

White House

Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process.  (May 12, 2010)

Office of Personnel Management

Hiring Reform.  (May 12, 2010)


House Subcommittee on Readiness

Testimony from a July 24, 2012 hearing entitled — Civilian Workforce Requirements – Now and Across the Future Years Defense Program (July 27, 2012)

House Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Webcast and statements from a November 16, 2011, hearing entitled—On the Frontlines in the Acquisition Workforce's Battle Against Taxpayer Waste (November 17, 2011)

Commission on Wartime Contracting

Statements from a September 16, 2010, hearing entitled:  The Contingency Acquisition Workforce: What is needed and how do we get there?  (September 17, 2010) 

Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

May 20, 2010, hearing entitled Balancing Act: Efforts to Right-Size the Federal Employee-to-Contractor Mix.  (May 21, 2010)

Federal Acquisition Institute

FAI's latest annual report FY 2008 Annual Report on the Federal Acquisition Workforce. (pdf)  This is a 3.5MB document.  (August 11, 2009)

Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Archived webcast from an August 5, 2009, hearing entitled:   Strengthening the Federal Acquisition Workforce: Government-wide Leadership and Initiatives.  (August 6, 2009)

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