Government needs wide net to recruit talent - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Attention A T users. To access the combo box on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Press the alt key and then the down arrow. 2. Use the up and down arrows to navigate this combo box. 3. Press enter on the item you wish to view. This will take you to the page listed.
Menu
Menu
Veterans Crisis Line Badge

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)

 

Government needs wide net to recruit talent

April 29, 2009

Federal Computer Week Logo

By Jaime Gracia

As details emerge about how the federal government plans to bolster the acquisition workforce, specifically at the Defense Department, it is clear that officials need to cast a wide net to get the talent needed to make any hiring initiatives a reality and train the next generation of contract managers.

One of the great new programs making strides in this direction is the internship school at the Veterans Affairs Department’s new Acquisition Academy.  During the intensive three-year program, participants develop the business skills necessary to become contracting specialists in a shifting environment in which acquisition professionals are trusted business advisers and not just administrators.

One of the better programs outside government is the National Contract Management Association’s Contract Management Leadership Development Program.  The yearlong program provides participants with 180 hours of training in fundamental leadership, soft skills and contract management.  It was created to help close the gap in leadership progression by accelerating the preparation of a select group of contract management professionals.  The target student has two to four years of contract management experience and at least an undergraduate degree.

Read more at FCW.com External link to a non-government website


Subscribe for VAAA Updates

Subscribe to Receive
Email Updates

Website Feedback

What do you think?  Send us your feedback, review, opinion, comments, and/or questions about our website.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!  Contact Us »