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October 2023 Shutdown Guidance

UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) |  In the event of a lapse in government funding, all instructor-led FAI CSOD courses starting on or after Oct. 2, 2023, will be rescheduled until further notice. FAI will contact students enrolled in courses that are subject to rescheduling and work with course vendors to communicate new course schedules. Please consult with your agency’s acquisition career manager or small agency representative and plan accordingly.

New FAC Specialization Focuses on Digital Services

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) announced a new specialization for federal contracting professionals to increase expertise in digital services. The Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Core-plus specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) builds on the digital IT acquisition professional (DITAP) program. The new FAC is effective June , 2018 and required for those assigned to acquisitions consisting primarily of digital services over the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.5 certain commercial item threshold. For details click here.   FAC-C-DS information will be added to FAI.GOV soon.  


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