Acquisition Management Solutions

The federal government is a business — a very big business — with a necessarily huge investment in the knowledge of its workforce.

Working KnowledgeCSP sits uniquely at the intersection of federal acquisition and its ability to continually and consistently leverage the knowledge of the federal acquisition workforce.  Working KnowledgeCSP consultants have 40 years of broad federal acquisition management experience and expertise supporting multiple government departments and agencies.  Leveraging our experience and expertise in knowledge management in the private sector, Working KnowledgeCSP also serves clients in the public sector, addressing the same knowledge challenges that face private sector organizations including, for example, the challenges associated with workforce turnover and knowledge loss, and collaboration and knowledge sharing across organization boundaries.

In the public sector, acquisition is a central business process.  An underlying theme in the business planning and execution of the federal government’s core acquisition processes is the need for and the ability of the acquisition leadership and workforce to leverage critical and relevant knowledge about “the business of acquisition” more effectively.  The structure of the acquisition organization, and its ability to leverage its knowledge, or lack of it, is a fundamental challenge that consistently marginalizes not only the successful planning and execution of our acquisition programs and the desired acquisition outcomes, but also the mission of these departments and agencies.

Working KnowledgeCSP delivers tailored acquisition management and acquisition strategy training to US government agencies as diverse as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Through our teaming model, we also provide acquisition regulatory support and rule making support to government agencies who need to create and update their department or agency acquisition regulations and acquisition manuals..

The unmatched combination of 40 years of federal acquisition, procurement and program management experience, combined with 20 years of hands on Knowledge Management experience, ensures the application of practical knowledge management solutions to complex acquisition challenges confronting the 21st century acquisition organization.

Acquisition Management Solutions

Improving Acquisition Policies and Processes

Improving Acquisition Policies and Processes – Knowledge Enabled Policy Development and Implementation: Policies and processes embody the basic principles that govern the way an acquisition organization executes its mission. Ideally,…

Leading and Aligning the Organization

Leading and Aligning the Organization: Organizational alignment is the appropriate placement of the acquisition function in the organization, with stakeholders having clearly defined roles and responsibilities that are consistent with…

Organizational Strategy and Planning

Organizational Strategy and Planning: Clarify your acquisition organization’s identity – who are you, whom do you serve, what is your unique strength, relevance and value proposition? Develop an organizational strategy…

Acquisition Organizational Assessment

Acquisition Organizational Assessment:  Build a shared understanding of your acquisition organization’s strengths and challenges and agree on priorities for a plan to strengthen your organization. We have experience in the…



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