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Help Plan a Regional GSA Reverse Industry Training

Call for Volunteers
To Join Planning Committee for
GSA Regional Reverse Industry Day
Kansas City, MO
June 21, 2018

ACT-IAC was invited by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to nominate industry experts to help plan a Regional Reverse Industry Training (RIT) event in its Heartland Region, Kansas City, MO, on June 21, 2018.  The Heartland Region serves the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The primary focus of the event will be on industry engagement surrounding Schedules 70 (General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services), 03FAC (Facilities Maintenance and Management), and 51V (Hardware Superstore).

This training delivery method is very similar to what GSA has done in the past at its Central Office location.

The purpose of RIT training is to offer GSA’s industry partners a forum to share their perspectives on the acquisition process and in doing so, highlight areas where program and process improvements can be made.  The impetus of the training is to encourage government and industry engagement and reinforce the importance of regular and meaningful collaboration with industry

As a volunteer from ACT-IAC your role includes planning and execution of the event.  The topic will focus on the Federal Supply Schedules Program, more specifically, facilities maintenance, Information Technology and industrial products (hardware).  As a participant, the role would involve:

  • Assisting with determining the discussion points and delivery format for the event (e.g., panel vs. role play)
  • Assisting with development of the planning schedule and milestones
  • Potentially serving as industry lead for the industry planning team
  • Securing panelists to present the session(s)
  • Attendance at the event (June 21, 2018). This will be at your own cost.

 

The kick-off meeting for the Planning Committee will be mid-May 2018.

To apply to be representatives from ACT-IAC, submit your name, title, company and brief summary of your expertise (in Schedule 70, 03FAC, or 51V) to Nancy Delanoche, ACT-IAC Director, Communities of Interest, at ndelanoche@actiac.org.  You may also include your past experience in government Reverse Industry Days either to help plan or as a panelist. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Call for Nominations for COI Leadership Positions

The following ACT-IAC Communities of Interest (COIs) are seeking nominations from the ACT-IAC membership for the following positions, for the term July 1, 2018- June 30, 2020.  This is a great opportunity for ACT-IAC members to step up to a leadership position in one of our outstanding COIs and make a significant contribution to the COI community and ACT-IAC.

Nominations are due on May 18, 2018.

ACT-IAC Community of Interest

Position(s) Open for Nominations

Acquisition

Government Chair

Acquisition

Industry Vice-Chair

Customer Experience

Government Vice-Chair

Cybersecurity

Industry Chair

Cybersecurity

Government Vice-Chair

Cybersecurity

Industry Vice-Chair

Evolving the Workforce

Industry Vice-Chair

IT Management and Modernization

Industry Chair

IT Management and Modernization

Industry Vice-Chair

Networks & Telecommunications

Industry Chair

Networks & Telecommunications

Industry Vice-Chair

Shared Services

Government Vice-Chair

ACT-IAC White Paper: Blockchain Playbook for the U.S. Federal Government

Blockchain Playbook for the U.S. Federal Government
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Date Released: April 2, 2018

This Playbook comes right after the ACT-IAC Blockchain Primer and proposes a process and five phases to support the United States Federal Government in its understanding and application of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for its mission. Each phase contains a set of key activities organized in functional areas that go beyond just the technical aspects of blockchain but include management, people, process, and acquisition areas.

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Government regularly hosts “Industry Day” events in order to provide information on pending procurements, encourage competition, create a level playing field for all potential offerors, and educate offerors on procurement practices and policies. Industry’s motivations to participate may differ, often focusing on gathering detailed information about upcoming procurements or discovering potential partners and competitors.

This paper authored by the ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance identifies and compiles best practices in staging successful, value-driven Industry Days by providing specific recommendations from the initial planning stages through the successful execution of an Industry Day event.

ACT-IAC White Paper: Discussion of Role of the Insurance Industry in Federal Cybersecurity

The risk of cybersecurity is headline news almost every night. In the United States, no discussion of major risk management can be held without addressing the role of the insurance industry and cybersecurity is no different.  The Cybersecurity Community of Interest (COI) took up this issue and held discussions with several agencies, industry leaders and insurance companies.  The result of this study is found in the discussion paper. 

ACT-IAC White Paper: Cloud Migration - Lessons Learned

Cloud Migration Case Studies from Representative Government Agencies
Developed by the Cloud Migration Working Group
Date Released: January 24, 2018

This white paper discusses representative case studies from Federal Government agencies and organizations detailing their mission objectives and lessons learned as they moved all or part of their infrastructure and computing needs into hosted and managed cloud service providers.