Finding the Talent: Government Contracting

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), presented a Federal Acquisition Intern Coalition (FAIC) workshop to help inform acquisition career managers and human resource professionals on how to find the right people for the future of government contracting.

The workshop, Turning the best and the brightest into America’s Buyers: Finding the right people for the future of Government Contracting, included experts from OPM (Angela Bailey, Deputy Associate Director, Center for Talent and Capacity Policy) and myself (Ellis Pines, VP, Branding, TMP Government). Topics we discussed included, how to apply agency’s brand and mission identity to the contracting employment opportunities within an agency, targeting the ideal point where an agency’s needs and the job candidate marketplace intersect and proven methodology for conveying the message that government acquisition is a hot place to be in 2009 and into the future. A recorded version of the workshop is posted online: view video.

Thomas Delorme
Written by Thomas Delorme

VP, Digital Products & Strategy

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