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ACT-IAC Submits Recommendations for Government Reform

ACT-IAC submitted recommendations from its Presidential Transition Report for consideration by the Administration.  On March 13, 2017, President Trump signed the "Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch" directing agencies to develop recommendations to "...improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch." The White House then established a website to collect ideas on how to improve government. Read the transition report containing ACT-IAC's recommendations here.

IAC Announces New Leadership

The IAC Executive Committee announced its new leadership while at the Management of Change conference.  In accordance with the IAC bylaws, an election was held to select new members of the IAC Executive Committee effective July 1.  The following individuals have been elected to the IAC Executive Committee as Vice Chairs at Large:  Susan Becker (Unisys); Ivette Granier-Smith (General Dynamics Information Technology); Malcolm Harden (CGI Federal); Rick Holgate (Gartner); Cynthia Shelton (CenturyLink); Sundar Vaidyanathan (Karsun Solutions); More...

Mathew Blum Receives 2017 ACT-IAC Franke Award

ACT-IAC presents the 2017 John J. Franke Award to Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.   This award is bestowed annually at the ACT-IAC Management of Change (MOC) conference to a government employee who has made extraordinary and long-term contributions to creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government. 

Innovation in Government is Thriving!

DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in partnership with Excella Consulting and the National Technical Information Service, wins this year’s Igniting Innovation Award for their Verification Program. 

Healthcare Industry is THE MOST VULNERABLE to Cyberattacks

Many healthcare organizations have achieved their interconnectivity in iterations, often resulting in disjointed systems with inadequate controls. Effective, low-cost mechanisms are already in place to shield against many elements of the cyber threat. However, far too often executive leaders wait until they are compromised to test their response plans or do not fully embrace cyber as a business risk.

ACT-IAC addresses reform of DoD acquisition process

On March 9 ACT-IAC met with the DoD Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (also known as the 809 Commission) and provided a series of recommendations on how to improve the defense acquisition system.  In response to a request from the Commission, ACT-IAC will be providing suggestions on how to simplify the DoD acquisition process.   ACT-IAC members interested in participating in this initiative should contact Ken Allen at

Finalists Announced for Igniting Innovation

Finalists will exhibit their innovations at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event on March 14, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.  Innovations developed by government, industry, and partnerships, at the federal, state, and local levels, will feature examples of improving processes through automation, providing new digital services, and implementing cutting edge technologies.