TSA Fellows Presented With First Master's Certificates in Performance-Based Acquisition

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquisition Solutions, Inc. announced today that 18 Fellows from the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Acquisition Learning Program (ALP) have earned the first ever Master's Certificates in Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA).

The program combines intensive classroom training and professional development with on-the-job work experience to prepare new employees (Fellows) to function as strategic business advisors within the TSA acquisition workforce. Upon starting work with the TSA, the Fellows are provided an intensive combination of basic courses in contracting that teach them about government-wide approaches to federal acquisition. They also receive training that is customized to the TSA's specific environment, enabling them to understand and apply those principles more quickly in practice.

The Fellows took courses in the first year of the three-year ALP that also fulfilled the requirements for the PBA Master's Certificate. Acquisition Solutions designed the Master's Certificate program as a professional certification to facilitate mastery of the knowledge, tools, and processes needed to successfully plan, negotiate, and manage performance-based contracts.

"Acquisition plays a critical role in accomplishing government missions and TSA has shown incredible foresight with its investment in this innovative acquisition learning program," said Anne Reed , President of Acquisition Solutions. "We welcome the opportunity to support TSA with training to replenish and strengthen the federal acquisition workforce."

Hiring and training qualified federal acquisition professionals is an increasingly crucial need. According to the Government Accountability Office, the number of federal acquisition workers fell by 50 percent in the past decade, while federal agencies doubled their procurement spending to more than $400 billion a year during roughly the same time.

About Acquisition Solutions

For more than a decade, Acquisition Solutions has helped government agencies improve acquisition outcomes. The firm excels in identifying, developing and implementing innovative techniques and leading practices that enable organizations to build capacity to conduct acquisitions effectively and efficiently. The company provides consulting, knowledge resources, and training to drive strategic change, enhance processes and performance, strengthen the workforce and improve acquisition life cycle management. Visit the company online at www.acquisitionsolutions.com

SOURCE Acquisition Solutions, Inc.