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Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tags: Rick Holgate , Shared services , digital services , Technology , industry , Michael OConnell , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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Bob Lohfeld, CEO, Lohfeld Consulting Group

Frank Kendall, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is setting limits for when to use lowest price/technically acceptable procurement strategies. He says there are only four conditions when LPTA is appropriate to use. Bob Lohfeld is CEO of the Lohfeld Consulting Group, former chaiman of ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the new limits may be a sign DoD is trying to phase out LPTA.

Tags: Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting Group , acquisition , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Izella Dornell, Deputy CIO, Commerce Department

Small businesses are revolutionizing the federal IT industry in a unique way. That's according to Izella Dornell, deputy chief information officer of the Commerce Department, and co-chair of the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference. She says small businesses are finding new ways to streamline IT systems and increase public access to agencies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared ways to increase agency interaction with small businesses to harness their unique value.

Tags: Izella Dornell , Commerce Department , small business , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Ann Amrhein, Deputy Associate Commissioner, SSA

A group of Social Security Administration employees developed a Web application that lets analysts sift through terabytes of data. They can use a nearly infinite number of search criteria. That's enabled the agency to detect and prevent a lot of fraud and abuse. The application has gotten some attention. It was one of 30 finalists for ACT-IAC's 2015 "Igniting Innovation" awards. Ann Amrhein, the deputy associate commissioner in the Office of Earnings, Enumerations and Administrative Systems, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more about the award-winning program.

Tags: Federal Drive , Ann Amrhein , Technology , Igniting Innovation awards , Tom Temin , SSA

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 09:49am EDT
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Human capital in the public and private sectors

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of human capital and how the public and private sectors are collaborating.
March 6, 2015

Tags: Workforce , human capital , collaboration , Mika Cross , Jeffrey Neal , ICF International , Bill Fischer , Jason Briefel , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk , Long Term Care Partners

Friday - 03/06/2015, 10:14pm EST
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GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Anne Rung , OFPP , industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , Buyer’s club , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

Steve Krauss, Corporate Development Officer, Censeo Consulting

The Office of Management and Budget has directives on shared services on the desks of agencies across government. But cultural issues may be the big holdup from the government realizing the benefits of shared services. That's according to a new conclusion by the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group. Steve Krauss is corporate development officer at Censeo Consulting Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the analysis from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Management shared interest group.

Tags: Steve Krauss , Censeo Consulting Group , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 04:55pm EST

SSA's big data project speeds up transition to innovation culture

The Social Security Administration used excess desktop computers and an open source platform to tackle its big data challenge. For its efforts, ACT-IAC named SSA's improper payments and data analytics program a finalist in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: Technology , SSA , Ron Sikes , Ann Amrhein , Improper payments , open source , Hadoop , big data , Igniting Innovation awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 11:05am EST
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Dan Chenok and Rick Holgate, Co-Chairs, ACT-IAC

The Office of Personnel Management is trying for the fifth time to modernize its technology for processing retirement claims. OPM will choose a foundation for a fully automated system next year. Rick Holgate is Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Dan Chenok is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. They're both co-chairs for ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how agencies like OPM, and others, are planning their IT futures.

Tags: Dan Chenok , Rick Holgate , ATF , IBM Center for the Business of Government , OPM , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:34pm EST
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