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About FAI

Established in 1976 under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) has been charged with fostering and promoting the development of a federal acquisition workforce. FAI facilitates and promotes career development and strategic human capital management for the acquisition workforce.

FAI coordinates with organizations such as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Chief Acquisition Officer Council, and the Interagency Acquisition Career Management Council to develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of the current and future acquisition workforce. In conjunction with its partners, FAI seeks to ensure availability of exceptional training, provide compelling research, promote professionalism, and improve acquisition workforce management.

FAI supports more than 50 comprehensive training courses in traditional and distance settings that range from the entry-level "Shaping Smart Business Arrangements" to team training such as "Performance Based Acquisition" and focused topics on "Risk Management" and "Earned Value Management" to prepare men and women for leadership in the acquisition workforce in which they serve.

  • Acquisition Today Newsletter

    Continue Learning Opportunities

    To access previous editions of Acquisition Today click here.

  • Mission

    Continue Learning Opportunities

    Description of FAI's fundamental mission and vision.

  • Our Leadership

    Continuous Learning Opportunities

    Contains information about FAI's leadership, including the Board of Directors.

  • Awards & Recognition

    Continuous Learning Opportunities

    Highlights various accomplishments and accolades that FAI has received.

  • Award Programs

    Continuous Learning Opportunities

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) established an Acquisition Awards and Recognition program to increase the visibility of innovative acquisition processes and to improve the sharing of information about successful practices.

  • Legislative Authority

    Continuous Learning Opportunities

    Outlines FAI's responsibilities and statutory authorities as dictated by law.