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In The News


2016

2016 Learning! 100 Award Winner - Collaboration, innovation and high performance are the mark of this year’s winning organizations. [Article from August/September Issue of Elearning! Magazine] (08/29/2016)

Innovation is a Contract Sport - Ways that agencies can achieve innovative outcomes through acquisitions. [Publication from the Partnership for Public Service] (08/29/2016)

Warriors to Workforce Program Trains Veterans - The program offers new optimism and confidence to returning wounded warriors and provides a great source of talent for the federal workforce. It’s mutually beneficial and rewarding. [Article from August/September Issue of Learning! Magazine] (08/29/2016)

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2015

Training Opportunities - Federal Construction and Facilities Managers Training - Did you know there is a law requiring Federal facilities management (FM) personnel to have the competencies necessary to manage Federal buildings? [Article from Issue 8 Winter 2015 FAI Quarterly Newsletter] (12/11/2015)

Training Opportunities - Big "A" Training - Recognizing that it takes an entire team to make the acquisition system work better, the Academy recently expanded its curriculum offerings through its Performance Excellence (PE) program to provide opportunities for contracting, program, legal, finance, industry, and others to learn together and tackle some of agencies’ most critical mission challenges. [Article from Issue 8 Winter 2015 FAI Quarterly Newsletter] (12/11/2015)

Academy trains the VA workforce that buys and manages goods and services for Veterans - A school for the Veterans Affairs workforce trains professionals to buy and manage goods and services. [Extracted from The Baltimore Sun] (11/07/2015)

Setting the Standards - PMNetwork Voices - Inside Track Interview with Melissa Starinsky, Chancellor, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, U.S. Department of Veterans, Frederick, Maryland [exceprt from the July 2015 Project Management Institute magazine] (07/01/2015)

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