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FAR Out? Can the FAR Keep up with the Pace of Today's Tech Marketplace? Is it Still Relevant or Necessary?

FAR Out? Can the FAR Keep up with the Pace of Today's Tech Marketplace? Is it Still Relevant or Necessary?

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:35pm to 4:15pm
Center Stage

Other Transactions Authority use has skyrocketed across government. DoD, DHS, GSA, NASA and others have and are increasingly using other alternative acquisition authorities. Together, they reflect significant challenges to the longstanding primacy of the FAR. Can the objectives of public procurement be achieved without the FAR? Can the FAR be adapted quickly enough to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and dynamic marketplace?

Come to this session to hear differing perspectives on how to leverage the FAR, when to look outside the FAR, and what it takes to gain support within a government agency environment to "do what it takes" to fully support the mission.

Speakers: 

Meagan Metzger – CEO, Dcode

Steve H. Holden, Ph.D. – Associate CIO for IT Policy & Oversight, Department of Transportation

Chris Hamm – Director for GSA FEDSIM, General Services Administration