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.

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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...

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

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 acquisition professionals will strengthen the...

Mark Naggar, Project Manager, HHS Buyers Club, (HHS IDEA Lab), discusses the Buyers Club approach to improving ineffective and inefficient acquisition of IT services.

Greg Godbout, Executive Director of 18F, General Services Administration (GSA), explains what 18F is doing with their digital consulting practice. He discusses the highly-touted Agile Services BPA and talks about the need for digital government reform.

Traci Walker, Lead Contracting Officer, U.S. Digital Service (USDS), explains the mission of the USDS, their approach, and solutions for improving digital services throughout the federal government.