The session is divided into two parts:
- Brief presentations from some of the more innovative professionals across government, covering GSA, IRS, DHS and the City of Philadelphia. They will each talk about what they are doing to disrupt, enhance and innovate in the acquisition environment.
- The AcqHack: All ACT IAC members have been invited to propose new acquisition innovations--what THEY would change or implement if given the chance. Proposals were collected ACT-IAC by August 31, 2018. The track co-chairs and members of the ACT-IAC Partners Program will select the most original and innovative submittals for presentation in this session. Following the presentations, the audience will rate the proposals--with the winner(s) announced at the Banquet. The winner(s) will then be invited to present their innovative idea to the Chief Acquisition Officers Council at their regularly scheduled October or December meeting.
Christine Derenick-Lopez - Chief Administrative Officer, City of Philadelphia
Tim Shaghnessey - Senior Program Analyst, Internal Revenue Service
Laura Stanton - Assistant Commissioner, General Services Administration
Arum Vemury - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Traci Walker - Director of Digital Service Procurement, United States Digital Service
Modernizing for Mission Success: Acquisition Innovation: Acquisition Innovation Part I: The Innovators Part 2: The #ACQHACK Competition
1. learning what others across the community are doing to innovate the typically sluggish and rigid acquisition process.
2. Provide encouragement to attendees that innovation in acquisition IS possible and actually occurring—thus hopefully spurring their creativity.