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Wednesday - 3/28/2012, 1:17pm EDT

Hosted by the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and the General Services Administration, the 2012 Acquisition Excellence conference aims to provide a collaborative forum to discuss federal IT acquisition and policy. Federal News Radio interviewed experts at the event. You can find those interviews below.

Steve Kempf
Commissioner
Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration

GSA is building a business case for an integrated, governmentwide multiple award contract. It hopes OASIS will help agencies acquire complex combination of services that are hard to get through other means. Eventually, it will be worth up to $48 billion.
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Iris Cooper
Executive Director
Office of Acquisitions Operations
Veterans Affairs

Multiple-award contracts are becoming more mainstream in the federal government. Supporters say they foster relationships between agencies and contractors that understand their needs. VA has gone this route, awarding more contracts itself rather than relying on GSA.
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Kshemendra Paul
Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment

Last year's WikiLeaks scandal revealed weaknesses in the government's attempts to keep classified information secret. The Information Sharing Environment began an exhaustive review of how classified information is kept and shared. It did this while overseeing the development of standards and processes to share nonclassified national security information.
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