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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 16

Contract Specialist and AcquisitionSpecialist Resumes

By Sandra Lee Keppley

Today more than ever, the federal government must ensure that it spends money wisely and eliminates waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget plays a central role in shaping the policies and practices federal agencies use to acquire goods and services needed to carry out their responsibilities. OFPP was established by Congress in 1974 to provide overall direction for government-wide procurement policies, regulations, and procedures and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in acquisition processes. OFPP is headed by an administrator who is appointed by the president ...

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