Behind the Buy Podcast 1 - Mark Naggar Interview

Published Date: 
February 18, 2015

This new OFPP podcast series features interviews with acquisition professionals who have successfully executed innovative IT contracting strategies from the Digital Services Playbook. Listen and learn how to lead successful IT acquisitions!


In this inaugural episode of the Behind the Buy podcast series, OFPP Administrator Anne Rung interviews Mark Naggar, the project manager for the Buyers Club at the Department of Health and Human Services. During the episode, Mark explains how the TechFAR and play #4 from the Playbook, Build the Service Using Agile and Iterative Practices, enabled his procurement team to quickly compete and contract for development of IT system prototypes from multiple vendors, which increased customer satisfaction and vendor engagement and ultimately cut time to delivery from six months to eight weeks.


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