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Here's the pitch: An acquisition workforce reality show

As with all things in our culture, if we really want the world of acquisition training to be better known and understood, we need to create a reality show for it. I propose the following concept.

The Acquisition Training Reality Show

Prospective episode titles: "The Potomac Shore," "National Mall Rats," "Northern Virginia 22042."

The Pitch: A group of trainees live together and prepare government contracts for six months, all under the watchful eye of 24-hour camera coverage. Watch them discuss boilerplate in the hot tub. See them down cases of Red Bull in order to pull an all-nighter to piece together sections L and M. Watch guest senior level project managers play tricks on beginner levels. Try to decide if the third party introduced in the fifth episode is legitimate or not.

Posted on May 06, 2010 at 12:19 PM


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