Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Thursday - 3/21/2013, 5:05am EDT
Listen below to our interviews with conference speakers and organizers, and view pictures from our conference booth.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Buying smart and using smart people to do it. That's become a high priority for the federal government. It might seem as if the government never stops tinkering with the acquisition system. But that's a good thing, considering the government spends hundred of billions of dollars a year on contractors.
Related Story: OFPP tells agencies to get serious about tracking contractor performance (Federal News Radio)
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Solutions
GSA's Federal Acquisition Service
The General Services Administration tries to stay relevant by offering a variety of acquisition vehicles for federal agencies. Mary Davie keeps her ear to the ground. She's the assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Solutions. That's part of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. Davie oversees 7,000 contracts.
deputy chief information officer
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
Recent studies suggest winning a protest of a federal contract is close to winning the lottery. There's not a big chance of either happening, but the payoffs can be big. The jitters remain, however, because losing protests can cost a lot of money for both contractors and agencies. That's not something an agency under sequester wants to go through.
Federal Drive Co-host Tom Temin, left, poses for a picture with Joe Jordan, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp broadcasted live from the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference on March 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
View a gallery of photos from the Acquisition Excellence Conference here.