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Acquisition Intern Program

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Acquisition Intern Program

  1. 1. Acquisition Intern Programs Bridget Gauer Transportation Security Administration
  2. 2. Four Practical Applications for a Successful Intern Program <ul><li>Step by step procedures for performing a successful knowledge transfer program </li></ul><ul><li>TSA Boot Camp </li></ul><ul><li>The outcome of using the process </li></ul><ul><li>Links to articles regarding the TSA experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step by Step Procedures for Successful Intern Program <ul><li>Research your agencies unique needs </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a program plan </li></ul><ul><li>Involve key stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Define success </li></ul><ul><li>Convey expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Do what you say you’re going to do </li></ul><ul><li>Assess progress often </li></ul>
  4. 4. TSA Boot Camp <ul><li>8-month Acquisition Learning Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blends Training and On-the-Job Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralizes Mentoring to Ease the Strain on Senior Contract Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simulated Acquisition Office Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of Simulated and Real Work Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Group/Individual Execution of Work Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Mentors at 5 to 1 Ratio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates Risk Free Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develops the Business Advisor Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches Both the How and Why </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Process Outcome <ul><li>18 interns graduated June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Well trained and have a basic knowledge of contracting </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to hit the ground running </li></ul>
  6. 6. Websites and Articles <ul><li>Excellence in Acquisition Workforce Management Award 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fai.gov/workforce/recipient.asp </li></ul><ul><li>TSA begins virtual training for contracting officers http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1006/100206k1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>TSA creates acquisition ‘boot camp’ for new recruits </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.federaltimes.com/index.php?S=2174888 </li></ul>

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