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Federal Insights Exchange featuring DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10AM-11AM EDT
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10AM-11AM EDT
2021-04-27 10:00:00 2021-04-27 11:00:00 America/New_York Federal Insights Exchange featuring DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) See more details at: VIRTUAL, , ,
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Government: $0.00
IAC Member: $35.00
Non Member: $55.00

Event Details


DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL): Practices and Partnership with industry

The pandemic forced DHS to rethink acquisition for a telework environment.  This new operational environment is shaping the way Department of Homeland Security will acquire goods and services long after we return the work place.  Created in March 2015, the DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) is an initiative aimed at experimenting with innovative techniques for increasing efficiencies in the procurement process and institutionalizing best practices. Join us to hear from Polly Hall, Director of the DHS Procurement Innovation Lab on the virtualization of procurement innovation and its near term roadmap. In this interactive panel moderated by Ann-Marie Johnson, Vice-President, ArdentMC, Polly will discuss PIL procurement practices with small business executives, Peter Anih, CTO, Dynanet and John Cyrus, Director, HighPoint Global.

Learning objectives:

- Understand the PIL’s vision and priorities over the next 3-5 years

- Find out about how the pandemic has introduced both challenges and unlocked new ways of running acquisitions at DHS

- Understand government and industry perspectives on DHS procurement innovation practices


Polly HallDirector, Procurement Innovation Lab, Department of Homeland Security
Peter AnihChief Technology Officer, Dynanet
John CyrusDirector, HighPoint Global

Moderator: Ann-Marie Johnson, Vice-President, ArdentMC


  9:30am – 10:00am        Virtual Registration for Members
10:00am – 10:10am        Welcome and Introductions
10:10am – 10:55am        Panel Discussion/ Q&A
10:55am – 11:00am        Wrap-up and Session Close

This session is being coordinated by the Federal Insights Exchange Department of Homeland Security Planning Committee.

This event is open to the Federal IT community.  We also welcome members of the federal contracting community who are not currently ACT-IAC members.