Former DHS Procurement Executive Highlights Need for Common Language

Former DHS Procurement Executive Soraya Correa spoke at the Pathways to Procurement Innovation hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

Speak to any acquisition leader and they will highlight the challenge of recruiting, hiring, and retaining a well trained and experienced workforce. To address the challenge, the federal government needs to invest in the growth and development of the acquisition workforce. By that I mean, create programs and initiatives to promote the profession, deliver the right training at the right time, and ensure career paths are clear.

One area where we can improve is in creating consistency across the profession when it comes to certification standards and promoting the use of a common language for the profession.

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