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ACT-IAC and Meritalk release survey of 300 government IT leaders

Recognizing that the world is changing, ACT-IAC and Meritalk co-sponsored a survey of 300 government IT leaders to assess their opinions as to the challenges and opportunities ahead.  In the “Reimagining Government IT” study, MeriTalk surveyed more than 300 Federal finance, IT, and procurement decision makers to understand their shared vision for the future and uncover critical disparities.  The study examines modernization progress and challenges, and outlines how Feds in different functions can work together to drive good government through technology.

Highlights of the study indicate:

  • Federal finance, IT, and procurement pros say we’ve reached a modernization tipping point:
  • But current priorities may be missing the mark:
  • Federal IT modernization – it’s complicated:


After reviewing the survey results, senior executives at OMB made the following comments:

Margaret Weichert, OMB Deputy Director for Management

“The survey shows that this Administration’s IT modernization efforts are being well-received across the federal government. Old technology has long prevented our workforce from achieving their mission, but it’s clear the President’s Management Agenda was the turning point for change. Federal employees are now seeing better opportunities, processes and technology that are leading to direct, tangible results. Agencies are able to deliver better mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and be effective stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Suzette Kent, U.S. Chief Information Officer

“Through the President’s Management Agenda, we made a commitment to technology modernization and accelerating use of leading technology practices so Federal agencies can more effectively deliver on their mission. This survey indicates that our modernization efforts have already had a positive impact. Through updating policies, enabling new funding vehicles, such as Working Capital Funds and the Technology Modernization Fund, we are making real progress on transforming our government into a model fit to serve 21st century Americans.”

The full study and an infographic are available 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

Communities of Interest (COI) Leadership Elections Results

ACT-IAC Community of Interest Election Results

ACT-IAC is pleased to announce the new leaders for the Communities of Interest (COIs). There were 12 positions across 7 COIs that were available for reelection and/or vacant.  The new COI leaders will fulfill their roles for the term July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.  ACT-IAC thanks all the candidates for their readiness to serve. Thank you to all the candidates for their readiness to serve in the COIs.






Government Chair

+Jaime Gracia

Department of Homeland Security

Industry Vice-Chair

Juli Dixon

Booz Allen Hamilton

Customer Experience

Government Vice-Chair

+David Ellison

Social Security Administration


Industry Chair

*+Ken Adams


Government Vice-Chair

Jonathan Trimble

Federal Bureau of Investigations

Industry Vice-Chair

*Matt Sexton

Booz Allen Hamilton

Evolving the Workforce

Industry Vice-Chair

+Andrew McCoy

LearningTree International

IT Management
and Modernization

Industry Chair

*+Stu Hammer


Industry Vice-Chair

*Vera Ashworth

CGI Federal

Networks and

Industry Chair

*+Tom Cuneo

Vision Technologies, Inc

Industry Vice-Chair

*+Dee Delaney


Shared Services

Government Vice-Chair

+H. Lionel Cares, Jr.


Names with * are incumbent leaders. Names with + were unopposed


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

Blockchain Playbook for the U.S. Federal Government
Developed by the Blockchain Working Group, ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest
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.

ACT-IAC White Paper: Industry Days Best Practices

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.