Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Acquisition Excellence Conference
Hosted by the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and the General Services Administration, the Acquisition Excellence Conference aims to provide a collaborative forum to discuss federal IT acquisition strategies and policy.
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.