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The President has announced his intention to improve the acquisition process, particularly given the half a trillion dollars the federal government spent in fiscal year 2009 on acquiring goods and services. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent $384 billion in fiscal year 2009 on goods and servicesdouble what it spent in 2001. A high-quality workforce with the right competencies and skill sets will be critical to improving DOD acquisitions.GAO was mandated to determine the efficacy of DODs certification training for its acquisition workforce. GAO assessed (1) DODs capability to provide certification training, (2) the extent that such training reaches members of the workforce, and (3) the extent that previous training recommendations have been implemented. To conduct this work, GAO compared DODs certification training to GAO guidance for effective training programs and analyzed policies, data, and previous reports on acquisition training.