A big welcome to our first guest on the Contracting Officer Podcast.   Michael Fischetti, Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), stopped by the official CO Podcast studio to discuss professionalism in contracting.  This episode covered so much ground that we decided to make it a two-parter.

In Part 1 we focus on training and education.  Kevin and Paul trade viewpoints with Michael and discuss what kinds of training contracts professionals receive, what kinds of training they SHOULD receive, how changing demographics impacts consumption of training, and ponder the questions of “depth or breadth” and“specialist vs. generalist”  in the education of a CO.