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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.

Now Available! FAC 098 Contract Innovation Exploration

FAI and OFPP have released a new online course, FAC 098 Contract Innovation Exploration, in FAI CSOD. This online self-paced course is for all acquisition workforce members (FAC-C, FAC-COR, and FAC P/PM) and consists of eight (8) individual activities that students can complete in any order. The course should take about 90 minutes to complete and students will earn 1.5 CLPs. Below are the learning objectives of the course:

  • Recognize cultural barriers to innovation and ways to address them (e.g., by adopting an innovative mindset).
  • Identify authoritative sources that empower and/or encourage acquisition innovation, such as FAR 1.102-4, and acquisition innovation advocates.
  • Leverage resources and tools that support use of innovative practices and technologies by acquisition teams, including the Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovation, labs, and the acquisition innovation hub.

Register today!


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