In a memorandum dated April 25, 2007, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a new set of mandatory requirements for program/project manager certification that applies to all civilian agencies. The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) then led an interagency working group to develop common, essential competencies for the program and project management community. The resulting Federal Acquisition Certification for Program/Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) outlines the baseline competencies, training, and experience required for program and project managers in the federal government.
In response to this OMB policy, NASA developed a program to certify Program/Project Managers (P/PMs) who are currently managing projects with lifecycle costs greater than $250 million as defined in NPR 7120.5E.
Candidates for this certification at NASA are determined by their respective centers according to the types of projects that an individual is overseeing. Individuals overseeing projects that are deemed by their center as high visibility, or over $250 million are put forward to their respective FAC-P/PM Center Review Boards for certification consideration. (NASA only grants FAC-P/PM senior level certifications).
NASA FAC-P/PM Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
NASA Center FAC-P/PM Certification Contacts
Each NASA center has a designated FAC-P/PM contact who can answer any questions you may have. Whether you are currently an active program member, have questions about how the program is run at your center, or wish to know more about program eligibility please contact your designated FAC-P/PM center contact.
|Org.||POC Name||E-mail Address||Primary/Alternate|
|JSC||J Greg Grantemail@example.com||Alternate|
|OCIO||Jena Morris Simpsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Primary|
|HQ||Veronica Lanseyemail@example.com||Acquisition Career Manager|