It is often assumed that Government and contractor program staffs, as acquisition professionals, understand risk management. Given the nuances and complexities of risk management, most personnel perceive risk management differently due to varying backgrounds, experiences, and training. In order to integrate these variances, a formal indoctrination and/or awareness training in risk management is essential. All key Government and contractor personnel should understand their roles in the implementation of the risk management program, as well as the goals, strategies, roles, and responsibilities of the risk management team. Team members who are not "talking the same language" will result in a risk management effort that is poorly executed and ineffective.