Communication is difficult — any of us who have been married have learned this lesson the hard way — and we do it over and over again. And in organizations, it can be intensely difficult.
I get to moderate a panel next week that looks at the issue of communication between agency IT and acquisition organizations. And improving that relationship cover four of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25 point IT management reform plan (PDF):
Align the Acquisition Process with the Technology Cycle13. Design and develop a cadre of specialized IT acquisition professionals14. Identify IT acquisition best practices and adopt government-wide15. Issue contracting guidance and templates to support modular development16. Reduce barriers to entry for small innovative technology companies
On Tuesday, April 26, I get to moderate a fantastic panel of luminaries to talk about the issues and challenges of bringing IT and acquisition. (More information about the 1105 Government Information Group’s Federal IT Acquisition Summit here.)
- Linda Cureton, Chief Information Officer, NASA Headquarters
- Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
- David Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
- Roger Baker, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Department of Veteran Affairs
Read our discussion points… and add your thoughts… on DorobekINSIDER.com
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