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Let the VA's Acquisition Academy serve other agencies!

June 3, 2010

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The Lectern
By Steve Kelman

I blogged last week about the virtues of competition among governmentwide contracts.  We are now seeing a similar principle operating in the area of acquisition workforce training, especially the crucial area of training for newly hired members of the contracting workforce.

The VA Acquisition Academy has been widely praised, and appropriately so, for its fantastic approach to training a new generation of contracting professionals through its three-year program.  Its training mixes classroom training with periods of on-the-job experience, with the balance moving toward on-the-job experience as the three years proceed — but keeping a training component through that time.

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