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In FY 19, the Office of the Chief Management Officer, contracted services reform group, contracted for Contract Efficiency Assessments (CEAs). DoD agencies and the Military Departments nominated acquisitions to undergo an assessment. Initial efforts were undertaken to develop this capability in house. Then category management took off as the success of the Air Force's Category Managment efforts become widely known and their immersion training became popular throughout the department. While category management begins with a category of spend, a CEA focuses on a given acquisition. So are the two terms still relevant today?
Short answer is "Yes". CEAs are a tool to help jumpstart or supplement a Category Intelligence Report, or even an Opportunity Assessment (pre-Strategic Sourcing). The AF Category Management Program utilizes these - it's a 'free' resource to your organization. You just have to nominate a project and get it approved (they rack and stack requests). Here's a link to learn more (from the AF side anyway): https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/10100/categorymanagement/cea/SitePages/Home.aspx.
I concur with Christopher. I see the CEAs focused on particular acquisitions as a subset of the larger Category Management efforts being undertaken by the Dept.
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