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Theme 1: Tools for Modernizing Federal Acquisition

The Federal-wide Buyers Club is being implemented to inform, inspire, and encourage the use of innovative acquisition methods necessary to successfully meet federal IT service needs, though many of the methods may be applicable to non-IT service acquisitions.  The Federal-wide Buyers Club is a Community of Practice open to all Federal government employees with an interest in successful acquisitions.

The Federal-wide Buyers Club is being implemented to inform, inspire, and encourage the use of innovative acquisition methods necessary to successfully meet federal IT service needs, though many of

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Procurement at the United States Digital Service with Traci Walker

What you’ll learn?

  • Traci will explain the mission of the USDS, their approach, and solutions for improving digital services throughout the federal government
  • She discusses People, Processes, and Partners
  • How the Digital Services Playbook, TechFAR Handbook, and
Digital Government at 18F (GSA) with Greg Godbout

What you’ll learn?

  • Greg explains what 18F is doing with their digital consulting practice.
  • He discusses the highly-touted Agile Services BPA.
  • Greg also talks about the need for digital government reform.
HHS Buyers Club with Mark Naggar

What you’ll learn?

  • Mark discusses the Buyers Club approach to improving ineffective and inefficient acquisition of IT services.
  • He shares how HHS is testing innovative acquisition methods, developing newer, easier, more effective models and processes, and engaging all key
Digital IT Acquisition Professional Training (DITAP) with Joanie Newhart

What you’ll learn?

  • Joanie explains the need and efforts to train acquisition professionals so they can better serve their agencies to ensure successful solicitations and acquisition of IT services.
  • She will address the current gaps and how training a new cadre of IT
Open Innovation: Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing with Jenn Gustetic

What you’ll learn?

  • Jenn discusses prize authorities, including the America COMPETES Act and the importance of open innovation.
  • She discusses critical use cases that the audience can relate to as well the various benefits and types of prizes as well as critical outcomes.