Many contracting reform efforts over the past few years have focused on building up the federal acquisition workforce. Now, faced with near-crippling budget uncertainty, agency acquisition officials are worried the progress of the past few years could stall.
Agency chief acquisition officers are growing increasingly concerned about the effects of the budget crunch on the acquisition workforce, according to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Retaining the existing acquisition workforce was the No. 1 priority identified by CAOs, followed closely by more workforce training and hiring more acquisition workers.
The survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior-level procurement managers was sent in January 2013 to 112 people. Twenty-nine responded — a 26 percent response rate.
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