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VA's Acquisition Academy gets excellence award

July 8, 2009

FCW.com

By Matthew Weigelt

The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy’s Internship School has received an award from the Chief Acquisition Officers Council for being a model of innovation.

The CAO Council awarded the Fredrick, Md.-based school its 2009 Team Acquisition Excellence Award in June.  The award recognizes teams that have taken successful innovative approaches in acquisition management.  The council says the school has a pioneering style of teaching and differs from most traditional acquisition intern programs because of its holistic approach that emphasizes leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

In an interview today, Lisa Doyle, the academy’s chancellor, said the school’s mission is to make its students into acquisition professionals who are “trusted business advisers sought out by their peers and by their customers.”

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