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Day: May 10, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 10, 2021

Defense Department must institutionalize technology acquisition lessons from pandemic Danelle Barrett, former Deputy Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Navy, discusses technology acquisition and post-pandemic digital modernization at government agencies   Acquisitions “tidal wave” could lead to cutting corners, says former acting General Services Administration head Jim Williams, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses […]

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Defense Department must institutionalize technology acquisition lessons from pandemic

The cash influx in the Technology Modernization Fund (a government funding vehicle that encourages modernization) should help agencies accelerate digital transformation efforts. Keeping the momentum going after the pandemic is over could be more of a challenge. Danelle Barrett, former Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Navy, said Department of Defense leadership must keep and […]

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Acquisitions “tidal wave” could lead to cutting corners, says former acting General Services Administration head

Activity in agency procurement shops is about to skyrocket because of the billions of dollars coming to agencies from stimulus bills. A lot of that money will hit as agencies are gearing up for the fourth quarter of this fiscal year. Jim Williams, former Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration, said he believes a […]

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Greg Giddens suggests mandatory training for functional collaboration

The huge procurement blizzard coming could force changes in the way agencies buy. A movement exists to drive functional collaboration in acquisition. Greg Giddens, former Chief Acquisition Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said functional collaboration in acquisition involves bringing together key players, including mission owners, procurement, logistics, legal, budget and others, to work […]

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The Space Force Spotlight is coming to Government Matters later this month, sponsored by Chenega. Space Force leaders will outline their initiatives and the work they are doing with DoD partners and industry to meet…

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