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2014 Acquisition Excellence Conference

ACT-IAC, GSA and DHS host a conference on agility, velocity and service excellence in acquisition. View Federal News Radio's photos and listen to our interviews from the event.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, interviews Joanne Woytek, manager of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement Program, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

Woytek spoke about NASA's decision to delay a new governmentwide acquisition contract for IT equipment and software. SEWP 4 now will run until the end of October. That's to make sure there's a smooth transition to SEWP 5.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, poses with Joanne Woytek, manager of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement Program, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, right, prepares to interview Joanne Woytek, manager of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement Program, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, interviews Rob Coen, acting director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

Coen told Kopp that his office has seen an uptick in the use by other agencies of the GWAC programs that NIH manages.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, interviews Rob Coen, acting director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, interviews David Sella, Program Manager of the Veterans Affairs Department's Warrior to Workforce Program, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sella discussed the acquisition component of the Warrior to Workforce training program.

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Federal Drive's Emily Kopp, left, interviews David Sella, Program Manager of the VA's Warrior to Workforce Program, Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC), the Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration hosted the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller moderates a panel Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Producer Sean McCalley and Federal Drive Co-host Emily Kopp prepare to broadcast Thursday, March 20, from the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Nick Nayak, DHS' chief procurement officer, welcomes attendees Thursday, March 20, to the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Lyndsay McKeown is ready to answer questions at the Kearney & Company booth Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Katrina McFarland, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, delivers the morning keynote address Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Larissa Goodman mans the LCG Systems booth on Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Liz Skinner is ready to answer questions at the NASA-SEWP booth Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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David Perera, executive editor at FierceMarkets Government Group, leads a discussion with panelists Rob Coen, acting director of NIH's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center; Chris Fornecker, director of the Center for Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service; Michael Smith, director of DHS' Strategic Sourcing Program Office; and Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA's Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement Program.

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Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, left, jokes with former OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan Thursday, March 20, at the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller moderates a panel Thursday, March 20.

Panelists include Paul Brubaker, DoD's director of Planning and Performance Management; Christina Ho, executive director of Data Transparency in Treasury's Fiscal Service; Pat McNall, FAA's deputy administrator for Acquisition and Business; and Karen Pica, management analyst at OMB.

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Federal News Radio was one of the media partners of the 2014 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C.

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