The Transportation Department lacks the data to properly determine acquisition workforce needs and goals for its operating administrations, which spent more than $5.6 billion on procurement in fiscal 2011, says the Government Accountability Office.
In a Jan. 23 report, GAO says DOT acquisition workforce plans have significant limitations in their data due to to a lack of internal controls to maintain, compare and reconcile the data compiled from the department’s 11 operating administrations.
The report says the disparate data means there is no clear plan to meet future workforce needs, despite GAO finding that four of the 11 administrations would have to replace 50 percent or more of their contract specialists by the end of fiscal 2013 to manage estimated attrition and meet staff certificaiton requirements.
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Also see Transportation Department faces huge shortfall in acquisition workforce – http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2013/01/transportation-department-stares-down.html,