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Thursday, February 11, 2010

US Govt beefing up procurement staff

2011 budget proposes fund to develop acquisition workforce
Civilian agencies will get an additional $25 million in 2011 to boost hiring and development of acquisition professionals, under the White House budget proposal released Monday.

The General Services Administration (GSA) will administer the fund. GSA already administers a $15 million "Acquisition Workforce Training Fund" for civilian agencies, which is financed by fees agencies pay when they use GSA's Multiple Award Schedule contracts, governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs) or other multiagency contracts.

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