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ACT-IAC Publishes Zero Trust Cybersecurity Report

The Federal CIO Council Services, Strategy, and Infrastructure Committee asked ACT-IAC to evaluate the technical maturity, availability for procurement, and important issues related to potential federal agency adoption of zero trust networking (ZTN) and software defined networking (SDN). Those technologies could radically transform and improve cybersecurity and data protection and sharing. And, the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract could provide the means for agencies to acquire those capabilities. The project began with market research, presentations and demonstrations, and evaluation of the underlying trust algorithms. The report was completed on April 18, 2019.

ACT-IAC Announces New CEO

We are pleased to announce that the IAC Executive Committee has selected Mr. David M. Wennergren to be the new ACT-IAC Chief Executive Officer. He will start his tenure as CEO May 13th, 2019.

ACT-IAC Publishes Paper on Modernizing Employee Mobility

ACT-IAC published a paper entitled "Modernizing Employee Mobility" developed by the ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce Community of Interest.

The paper, subtitled Human Capital Analytics: Employee Relocation/Workforce Mobility Impact on Talent Management, analyzed private sector and Federal government relocation practices and presents a Workforce Mobility Analytics Maturity Model, designed for both public and private sector organizations, to examine their current level of maturity and develop a path forward including recommended steps and assessment tools. The paper also offers recommendations to governing agencies including GSA, OPM, and OMB, and to government interagency groups to discuss and incorporate relevant actions.

For non-members who would like a copy of this paper, contact Nancy Delanoche, Director for Communities of Interest.

ACT-IAC Publishes Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Primer

ACT-IAC published the "Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Primer: Enabling AI/ML Innovation in the US Federal Government" developed by the Artificial Intelligence Working Group under the ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest.

The primer serves as a foundational tool in the understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technology and, through the use cases, reveal how they can be applied to benefit the federal government and improve the lives of American citizens.

For non-members who would like a copy of this paper, contact Nancy Delanoche, Director for Communities of Interest.

ACT-IAC Publishes Intelligent Automation Primer

ACT-IAC published the "Intelligent Automation Primer: An overview of the journey to intelligent automation" developed by government and industry volunteers of the Intelligent Automation Working Group under the Emerging Technology Community of Interest. The goal of the paper is to help the Federal government understand how they can adopt various automation technologies to make their businesses more effective. The term intelligent automation marries artificial intelligence—including natural language processing, machine learning, and machine vision—with automation to replicate and/or imitate human actions and reasoning to perform tasks.  Download the paper here.

ACT-IAC Publishes TBM White Paper CXO Value Conversations

The adoption of Technology Business Management (TBM) is a major initiative within the President’s Management Agenda (PMA). You may be wondering, “What roles do different agency stakeholders play in achieving successful TBM adoption?”, “How can TBM improve IT financial transparency for the CXOs and stakeholders across the government?” and “What value does TBM bring to my agency?” The ACT-IAC IT Management and Modernization Community (ITMM) of Interest (COI) discussed these questions with leaders in several federal agencies, industry, and academic researchers.  This document contains the results of these conversations.

If you are unable to download this report, contact Nancy Delanoche, Director for Communities of Interest.

ACT-IAC publishes white paper on Talent as a Service

Talent as a Service: "Reimagining how the federal government sources, recruits, and onboards talent" Part 2/2 (Concept of Operations)

ACT-IAC, through the Evolving the Workforce Community of Interest, published a white paper entitled "Talent as a Service: Reimagining how the federal government sources, recruits, and onboards talent (Concept of Operations)."  This Concept of Operations (ConOps) is a second document of the ACT-IAC Talent as a Service project and provides greater levels of detail for how the federal government can implement a systematic approach to identify, recruit, and onboard potential employees. This report delves further into concepts around pro-active sourcing, talent pools, workforce planning, process, policy, resources, and infrastructure. All integrated and designed with the goal of immediately improving the federal hiring process, reducing vacancies, expediting clearances, identifying mission critical skills, and improving the candidate experience.

Read the Talent as a Service Executive Report (Part 1/2) here.

ACT-IAC publishes two papers to assist agencies and industry in EIS transition

ACT-IAC through the Network and Telecommunications Community of Interest (COI) published two white papers related to EIS transition efforts. The High Quality Proposal Timeline paper provides recommendations for both industry and government to to improve the overall quality of proposals. The Alternatives to Full Service Option paper describes the scope of services offered through GSA's full service model and provides agencies with alternative solutions for these functions.

High Quality Proposal Timeline paper
Alternatives to Full Service Option paper

If you have questions about these papers, contact Nancy Delanoche, Director for Communities of Interest

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