FedScoop: OMB’s IT Vendor Management Office will help agencies buy AI

“As agencies attempt to understand the artificial intelligence market, they have a new resource in the Office of Management and Budget’s Information Technology Vendor Management Office launched in October, said the federal chief procurement officer Wednesday.

The office supplies agencies with governmentwide procurement data, contracting experts and contracts to help them make informed technology purchases — especially where emerging technologies are concerned, said Michael Wooten.

Basic category management leverages existing contracts for categories of similar products and services, in this case, IT. The ITVMO builds on that structure.

‘People are now going to need to understand how to purchase artificial intelligence, and the specific things I’m talking about are things like natural language processing and machine learning,’ Wooten said during the second day of FedTalks presented by FedScoop. ‘How do we do that stuff? What might we need to change? Who has our expertise?’…” Read the full article here.

Source: OMB’s IT Vendor Management Office will help agencies buy AI – By Dave Nyczepir, November 19, 2020. FedScoop.


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