ACT-IAC Acquisition COI November 2020
Featured Topic: Saving Time and Improving Quality with Contract Automation
Software automation can automatically get the right boilerplate clauses and provisions, as prescribed by regulation, in government contacts. Software can quickly identify missing, outdated, or otherwise erroneous clauses by examining the words in a contract document. Join us in learning more about how the Internal Revenue Service has used automated clause review software to detect and correct nearly 50,000 legal drafting errors. We will watch example software demonstrations in action, and answer questions about how automation can create value in the procurement process.
David I. Gill (Invited), Procurement Data Scientist, Data Analytics and Technology, Office of Procurement, Internal Revenue Service
Daniel Bailey, CEO, Fercent LLC
Dan Broderick, CEO, BlackBoiler
About the Speakers
David Gill is a government contracting official and data scientist. His data science skills were learned on the job while serving as a fraud data analytics program manager. David has led data science teams that analyzed tens of millions in transactions for fraudulent activity. He supervised technical data science work, briefed agency executives, and responded to oversight/audit inquires. David has wrote R programming code to analyze the trillions of dollars in government contract data available on USASpending.gov. For example, mining USASpending.gov contract data to produce one of the government’s most comprehensive lists of machine learning and artificial intelligence projects. Previously, David has served in a number of different procurement positions including Contracting Officer, Procurement Analyst, and Supervisory IT Specialist (COR). He has signed Treasury/IRS contracts for information technology, tax administration, and for special initiatives such as the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Mr. Gill holds a Bachelor of Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He holds Level III Federal Acquisition FAC-C and FAC-COR certifications. He resides with his young family in Odenton, MD.
Daniel Bailey is a successful entrepreneur, engineer, and MBA graduate with broad experience in management and technical roles. He is the founder and CEO of Fercent LLC, an innovative software firm currently contracted by the federal government to apply the latest technology and data analytics to procurement challenges. He is also a lead developer for the cyber security firm Waverley Labs, LLC, which has been funded by Department of Homeland Security on multiple projects to develop innovative and powerful cyber defense systems. He is the principle designer and engineer behind DocScout, a federal contract clause inspection tool un use by the federal government since September 2017. It has been Highlighted for its proven effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment by the Internal Revenue Service at the October 2020 ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence conference and nominated for the 2020 Chief Acquisition Officers Council Acquisition, Program Management, and Small Business Excellence Award. Prior to this role, he spent more than 5 years working in the DoD Science & Technology community as a technical, financial, and communications consultant to The Office of Naval Research in Code 331: Ship Systems & Engineering Division with an emphasis on power & energy programs. He has extensive computer engineering experience in the defense industry performing embedded and board support package development for COTS multi-core, multi-processor digital signal processing cards. Daniel developed an award-winning configuration management process and associated tool. He also developed IP traffic processing software and hardware for Ethernet encryption products that were used by the federal government. Daniel served in the Delaware Army National Guard for six years and was awarded the SBI Duncan Soldier of the Year Award for the state of Delaware in 2002.
Dan Broderick is the CEO and co-founder of BlackBoiler, an AI-assisted contract markup technology that uses proprietary deep learning and natural language processing to instantaneously review and revise contracts right in Track Changes, just like an attorney. Dan leads BlackBoiler's strategic planning and operations. Through deep domain expertise and passion, he's built a vision for BlackBoiler to transform the status quo in contract negotiation. As a former associate with Am Law 100 firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Dan specialized in negotiation, related disputes, and developing more efficient processes for contract review. He provides significant domain expertise as a contract attorney with more than 10 years of experience. Dan earned his J.D. From American University, Washington College of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary engineering and management from Clarkson University.