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July 2020

Delivering outcomes is fundamental to citizen trust and confidence in government. This paper builds on those themes in three areas:

  • Delivering citizen-centric services;
  • Transforming the national infrastructure making it more efficient to operate and resilient; and
  • Creating an agile government.
     

The paper identifies opportunities and...

July 2020

Other Transaction Authority: Best Practices for Industry and Government
Developed by the ACT-IAC Acquisition Community of Interest
Date Released: July 10, 2020

Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) are legally binding agreements that are different from traditional Federal contracts governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Agency policies and...

July 2020

Summary description: Government executives identified streamlining federal acquisition processes as essential to achieve the IT Modernization goal in the President’s Management Agenda. In response, ACT-IAC’s Institute for Innovation launched a project with guidance provided by OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy. A team of government and industry volunteers interviewed government...

June 2020

5G Capabilities: Enabling Services and Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government
Developed by the 5G Working Group, ACT-IAC Networks and Telecommunications Community of Interest
Date Released: June 17, 2020

This whitepaper serves as a foundational tool in the understanding of 5G and use cases within the federal government. It introduces 5G services,...

June 2020

This case study highlights GSA’s contracting approach for the 15-year, $50 billion government-wide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program to provide federal agencies with mission-critical telecommunications infrastructure and IT services and...

March 2020

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: HOW A MISSION-FOCUSED SHARED SERVICE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO US ECONOMIC GROWTH
Developed by the ACT-IAC Shared Services Working Group
Released: March 3, 2020

This paper examines the existing tools, applications, systems and organizations that comprise the shared services landscape in technology transfer and evaluates the potential for...

February 2020

DEVOPS PRIMER: CASE STUDIES AND BEST PRACTICES FROM ACROSS GOVERNMENT
Developed by the DevOps Working Group, ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest
Released: February 19, 2020

DevOps is both a new way of thinking and a new way of working. It is reshaping how organizations innovate and quickly deliver positive business outcomes. However,...

January 2020

Maria Roat has been SBA’s CIO since October 2016. In this short period of time, she has moved the CIO organization from a reactive, firefighting, technical support organization to a proactive innovative services organization responsive to SBA’s programs’ business needs. This case study discusses the key actions taken, results, and lessons learned so that others can benefit from the exceptional...

January 2020

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) PLAYBOOK FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Developed by: Artificial Intelligence Working Group, ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest
Released: January 22, 2020

This Playbook immediately follows the...

Previous ACT-IAC Reports

ACT-IAC White Paper: Industry Days Best Practices March 2018
ACT-IAC White Paper: Discussion of Role of the Insurance Industry in Federal Cybersecurity February 2018
ACT-IAC White Paper: Cloud Migrations – Lessons Learned January 2018
ACT-IAC Comments to DoD 809 Commission (December 2017) December 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Challenges and Solutions for Small Agency IT Modernization November 2017
Acquisition Transformation Guide V.2 October 2016
ACT-IAC White Paper: Drones in the Federal Airspace and the Internet of Things October 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Enabling Blockchain Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government October 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Talent as a Service Executive Report October 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Architecture June 2017
ACT-IAC Recommendations to the DoD 809 Advisory Panel -- Part II June 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Parallel Ops May 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) SDN-NFV May 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Security Considerations May 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) TDM-to-IP May 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Human Capital Analytics Roadmap April 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) IP Transition Best Practices April 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Migrating to a New Unique Identifier March 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Risks and Challenges March 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Wireless Paper February 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: Customer Experience Metrics February 2017
ACT-IAC White Paper: FEDRAMP JAB Prioritization Workstream 3 October 2016
ACT-IAC White Paper: FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure-2 (FTI-2) Recommendations for Acquisition Strategy Best Practices September 2016
ACT-IAC White Paper: Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Cyberworkers in Government August 2016
ACT-IAC White Paper: FedRAMP Accelerated Feedback Workstream #2: Templates and Method of Completion July 2016
ACT-IAC White Paper: NS2020 Part 1 EIS Transition Recommendations June 2016
Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity: Results of the Cyber Innovation Ideation Initiative December 2015
Enabling Federal IT Innovation and Results through Strategic Buying and Management April 2009
ACT-IAC White Paper: Improving the Veteran Experience through Strategic Resource Planning & Management August 2015
ACT-IAC White Paper: AM SIG Industry Day Best Practices December 2014
ACT-IAC White Paper: Setting the Standard, Developing the Framework for DATA Act Implementation February 2015
ACT-IAC White Paper: Industry Day Best Practices December 2014
Life Events - Connecting Citizens to Services November 2014
ACT-IAC White Paper: Recommendation for an Alternative to the Unique Line Item Identifier (ULIN) November 2014
A Simplified Approach to BYOD September 2014
ACT-IAC White Paper: Bridging the Gap in Federal Succession Planning - June 2012 June 2012