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Prediction: GovTech startups are going to knock the socks off of traditional IT vendors – we’ll all be better off for it.
The “Category Management” initiative, started under the leadership of former OMB executive Anne Rung, is expanding to help the federal government buy goods and services in ways similar to how leading companies operate.
Ready to start innovating your procurement processes but not sure where to start? Check out what the VA is doing to make these processes more effective and efficient.
Through this process, we also discovered that we need to change the way we procure technology. So, now we are also embarking on a new journey: updating our process so we can more easily procure the technology of now and the future. Our staff requires 21st-century tools because the community deserves 21st-century service.
Every year the federal government spends more than $1 billion to ensure that we have the critical equipment to do our jobs. 80 percent of that is spent on the same equipment from the same companies across thousands of contracts, with little visibility from one agency to the next as to what price is being… Read more »
We heard from procurement leaders across government that price variability on Schedules was a problem, and similar concerns were raised in an extensive OIG audit. We agree with these concerns, which is why we have been working for the past three years to fundamentally transform the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward has made a bit of a name for himself as a leading thinker in terms of pushing and supporting innovation within the typically slow-moving world of federal acquisition. The author of two books, Ward has advocated loudly and eloquently for pushing for speed and simplicity in procurement, and… Read more »
Suggestions for how government leaders can ensure that procurement offices are able to best contribute to mission.
Addressing concerns that federal agencies are not taking advantage of innovative cybersecurity offerings, particularly from small businesses and startups.