Knowledge Retention for Acquisition Professionals
Author: Larry Reagan
Category: White Papers
Acquisition Professionals are difficult to find. As examples, the Department of Homeland Security has over 50 open vacant slots while the Department of Army has over 100. Although the Defense Acquisition University and the Federal Acquisition Institute educate hundreds of professionals each year, these efforts are not enough to meet the growing demand or fill the vacancies.
Whether government program office or contractor, the problem is the same – the Acquisition Workforce is strained. Trained acquisition professionals are retiring and the projections for the next few years are alarming. The government and its contractors are faced with the challenge of retaining this knowledge in a way that it can be used by new acquisition professionals with far less experience.