IRS and GSA officials on ways emerging technology can improve Federal acquisition

“A group of technology and acquisition experts collaborated in an effort to identify best practices to improve federal acquisition processes, discovering that cross-function teams and modernized tools and techniques are key elements.”

“Officials from the IRS and General Services Administration Technology Transformation Services presented the results of a research project that explored ways to leverage in acquisition processes during an ACT-IAC Emerging Technology community of interest meeting Tuesday.”

“’What we wanted to do with this paper was look holistically at the emerging technology universe, so we mentioned blockchain is certainly part of that,’ IRS Acquisition Manager Jaime Gracia said. ‘We were also looking at opportunities to find information on leveraging robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data as a view of what’s the art of the possible…’”

“The research resulted in three takeaways, both in terms of modernizing the federal acquisition process itself and acquiring improved and emerging technologies:

  • Improve training by learning best practices from industry and translating them to a federal training baseline
  • Implement modern techniques, such as Agile methodologies, while also learning why certain techniques suit particularly situations, how to implement them respectively, and what to do to continuously show value
  • Integrate appropriate tools, such as AI or RPA, after stress-testing a process, allowing more time for personnel to focus on high-value work…” Read the full article here.

Source: How Emerging Tech Can Improve Federal Acquisition Processes – By Melissa Harris, May 21, 2020. GovernmentCIO.


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