Accelerating IT Modernization Through Acquisition Innovation Initiative Kicks Off
On June 13th, ACT-IAC’s Institute for Innovation launched the “Accelerating IT Modernization Through Acquisition Innovation Initiative”. This effort, sponsored by OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy, will identify the most innovative acquisition practices to help speed up federal IT modernization efforts and promote them for broader adoption. The need for this initiative was identified as the highest priority by a focus-group of senior government executives. The initiative will focus on helping agencies achieve the number one cross-agency priority (CAP) goal in the President’s Management Agenda, namely IT Modernization. Over 50 ACT-IAC members volunteered for this initiative demonstrating its importance to both government and industry members. They organized into four teams that will focus on specific problems, process improvements, resources and authorities, and effective organizations. Their goal is to deliver initial results by the Imagine Nation ELC 2018 conference in October.