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From Rock to Royalty: Revisiting AGA PDT 2022

  • Management Concepts visited Anaheim, California to exhibit in this year’s AGA Professional Development Training (PDT) from Sunday, July 17 to Tuesday, July 19. We were especially excited for this year as this year’s conference was the first in-person event in two years. Our representatives for this conference met, networked, and attended sessions in person this time around. AGA provided wonderful speakers and breakout sessions relating to ongoing topics and issues about financial management, analytics, and auditing.

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Career Gateway: Acquisition Has Launched

  • Addressing a need for change in the way acquisition professionals are trained, Tom Dungan III, CEO of Management Concepts, took the stage at Washington, DC’s historic National Press Club today to officially launch Career Gateway: Acquisition. In his remarks, Tom noted that his father started Management Concepts nearly 50 years ago after serving as a contracting officer in the Army, building a practical, skill-based training solution for acquisition professionals. “The acquisition community will always be special to us,” Tom said.

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How and When Should Government Engage Industry?

  • At the February 2018 ACT-IAC conference Lifting the Curtain: Requirements Development in Federal Acquisition and Reverse Industry Day, the question of when to engage industry emerged.  The most controversial idea was presented by James William, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting. During Panel I- Behind the Scenes: Understanding the Government Requirements Gathering Process, Mr. Williams offered that government could invite industry to the table to assist in the creation of the statement of need and the evaluation factors. By engaging industry in the requirement development process, early and often, requirements will be better defined, better solutions will be offered, the evaluation process will be streamlined, the Procurement Acquisition Lead Time (PALT) will be minimized and the government will achieve best value.

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