Despite billions of dollars spent government-wide on procurement, it is increasingly difficult to fill the ranks of the federal acquisition workforce to oversee and manage contracts. This class of federal employees is in high demand but has high turnover and agencies face stiff competition from the private sector as well as other agencies. The hearing will examine the current status of the federal government’s acquisition workforce by focusing on initiatives underway to recruit, train, and retain acquisition personnel.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Defense Acquisition University, Department of Defense
Federal Acquisition Institute, General Services Administration