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GSA Posts New Services IDIQ RFI on beta.SAM and Industry Day


On March 2, 2021, the GSA posted a request for information (RFI) for the new indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) best-in-class (BIC) multi-agency contract (MAC) contract program on beta.SAM.gov

This RFI is the first of several, and seeks feedback on various acquisition strategy topics. Responses to the survey will inform GSA’s decision-making as this unique contract program is developed. All feedback provided...

 

ACT-IAC Seeks Manager, Information Systems


Are you or someone you know interested in IT, software, databases, and problem solving?  Do you want to help improve government through the use of new information technologies? If so then the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Councils (ACT-IAC) Manager, Information Systems position is the job for you!  This is an entry level to mid-level position and best candidates will have between 1-3 years of experience.  The position is located in Fairfax, VA and is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

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Industry Sessions on GSA's New Services IDIQ


GSA’s Office Professional Services and Human Capital Categories
Industry Sessions on New Services IDIQ

GSA’s Office Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC) is developing acquisition strategies for the new IDIQ contract and has invited ACT-IAC to send industry partners in small group settings to provide input on early concepts, as well as other considerations that industry can share. The companies do not need to be current GSA contract holders, but should have experience on an agency IDIQ, and be providers of professional services....

 

Framework to Conduct 5G Testing


The International Mobile Telecommunications Vision 20201 defines three usage scenarios for fifth generation (5G) telecommunications that distinguish 5G from fourth generation (4G). The scenarios are enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable, low-latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine-type communications (mMTC), also referred to as massive Internet of Things (mIoT).

 

Presidential Election Project Papers Released


ACT-IAC published three new papers under its Agenda 2021 Presidential Election Project. The new papers expand on the topics introduced in the “Delivering Outcomes, Building Trust” capstone paper released in July:

The “Improving Customer Experience and Transforming Service Delivery” paper focuses on understanding customers, transforming service delivery, and measuring impact and increasing accountability.

The ”Accelerating Agility in Government” paper provides recommendations to enable the government to become more agile, proactive, and responsive to changes that affect the...

 

IAC Executive Committee Election Results Announced


ACT-IAC is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Executive Committee, the top governance body for the industry side of ACT-IAC.

• Margie Graves, former Federal Deputy CIO and now at MHGraves Consulting, has been elected Executive Vice Chair, and will become IAC Chair in July 2021.

• Tim Cooke (ASI Government) has been elected Vice Chair, Finance.

• Jonathan Benett (Adobe) has been elected Vice Chair at Large.

• Ann-Marie...

 

ACT-IAC Publishes Artificial Intelligence Playbook


ACT-IAC published an Artificial Intelligence Playbook. This Playbook immediately follows the ACT-IAC Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Primer and proposes a process and a series of phases to support the United States Federal Government in its understanding and application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to support its mission. Each phase contains a set of key activities organized in functional areas that go...

 

ACT-IAC Invites Members to Join New Health Community of Interest


Since launching the “health” mission over a year ago, ACT-IAC saw increased member interest and engagement in this topic through multiple programs, forums, webinars, a special health government-sponsored project, and over 30 health-related submissions to this year’s Igniting Innovation.  In July 2019, both ACT and IAC Executive Committees voted to establish a Health Community of Interest (COI).

ACT-IAC members from government and industry with an interest in health are invited to participate in the Health COI.  To learn more about the new COI and to join, visit...

 

Congratulations to New Communities of Interest (COI) Leaders


ACT-IAC is pleased to announce the new leaders for the Communities of Interest (COIs). There were 16 positions across 6 COIs that were available for reelection and/or vacant.  The following members will serve in their COI leadership roles for the term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. Thank you to all the candidates for their readiness to serve in ACT-IAC.

COI

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ACT-IAC Publishes Update to the IT Management Maturity Model


ACT-IAC published a white paper entitled "IT Management Maturity Model Overview: In support of the implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Version 2.0" developed by the IT Management and Modernization Community of Interest. The paper and web resources are available online.

To support the implementation of FITARA, the paper updated the ACT-IAC IT Management Maturity Model to help agencies assess their maturity in six critical functions of IT management.  Since the...

 

Forbes article highlights Zero Trust Architecture


Forbes article on "Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture" by Darren Death, Vice President of Information Security - Chief Information Security Officer for ASRC Federal and ACT-IAC Cybersecurity Community of Interest (COI) Program Chair and member of ACT-IAC Working Group for Zero Trust Cybersecurity Report.

Read the Forbes Article, https://www.actiac.org/implementing-zero-trust-architecture

Download the ACT-IAC Zero Trust Cybersecurity Report, ...