GSA's Acquisition Training and Appreciation Conference Returns

Acquisition professionals from across the country gathered this week at the U.S. General Services Administration's 2009 Excellence in Acquisition Training and Appreciation Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., to discuss ways to improve the federal acquisition process and address current issues. It was the first time the conference had been held in five years.

"Bringing back this conference is one of the many ways we're renewing our commitment to acquisition professionals and recognizing their expanded role in the President’s transparency and procurement reform efforts," said Michael Robertson, GSA Chief Acquisition Officer. "We're challenging our acquisition professionals to deliver unprecedented results, so we're making sure they're equipped with the right skills, the right tools and the right policies to get the job done."

GSA, sponsor of the conference, is the only civilian agency whose primary mission is the acquisition of goods, services, and real property for the entire federal government, including offices, courthouses, telecommunication services, vehicles, and contract support.

Additionally, the conference offered access to experts on such topics as:

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act;
  • Green contracting;
  • Small businesses;
  • Future of acquisition policy;
  • Acquisition systems;
  • Managing cost, schedule and performance; and,
  • Performance metrics.

In an effort to foster the development of acquisition professionals recognized for high performance and support, as well as provide education and learning opportunities, the conference offered 28 classes taught by subject matter experts. Attendees earn a training certificate upon completion, which may provide continuous learning points toward professional development.

For more information, visit www.gsa.gov.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2022

    May 2022

    Featuring:

    • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
      How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace
    • TRAINING: CONFINED SPACES
      Five Tips to Improve Safety in Confined Spaces
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Monitor for Asbestos to Help Save Lives
    • PPE: FALL PROTECTION
      Fall Protection Can Be Surprising
    View This Issue