OFPP Closing the Contracting Officer Training Gap Between Civilian, DOD

May 16, 2014

Federal contracting officers now have a consistent set of certification requirements no matter where they work.

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy updated the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) policy May 7 to bring civilian agencies more in-line with the Defense Department.

The new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for contracting officers. It also calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and tactics for success.

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