Contract Management Support

NIB’s Contract Management Support Training Program

NIB’s Contract Management Support (CMS) training program provides people who are blind with the technical skills needed for high-growth career opportunities in contract administration. Through a partnership with the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University, participants in the CMS training program gain the skills needed to fulfill a critical need for qualified specialists to close-out executed government contracts. CMS graduates working in the AbilityOne Contract Management Support Program have identified more than $2 billion for de-obligation, and a number have been hired for permanent positions with the federal government as contract specialists.

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The CMS training program is open to U.S. citizens who are blind or legally blind, have a 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience, and are highly proficient in using adaptive technology such as screen readers and magnification applications.

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The AbilityOne Program is partnering with the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to provide the core training courses required to establish a foundation on contract management. Click here to learn more about the core courses.

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You can also learn more by reading our article in Opportunity magazine.