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ACT-IAC Now Accepting Nominations for Igniting Innovation 2019

ACT-IAC is accepting nominations for its sixth annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards to be held in May 2019. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your innovations. Anyone may submit a nomination and there is no limit on how many nominations you submit. Nominations will be accepted through January 18, 2019.

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 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