Office of Federal Procurement Policy Exec Michael Wooten on Frictionless Acquisition culture, RPA and AI

“The Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s new cross-agency priority goal isn’t about changing the acquisition rules or processes.”

“Instead, the goal of frictionless acquisition is about how contracting officers, program managers, industry and so many others view what it takes to buy a product or service.”

“Michael Wooten, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said frictionless acquisition is part of his plan to reduce complexity through leadership.”

“’We are really focused on reducing the time between when a person conjures up a need and when they get what they want,’ Wooten said in an exclusive interview with Federal News Network. ‘We think the opportunities for friction are significant because of the scale and scope of the federal acquisition system, the complexity of our requirements can be mind boggling when you look at some of the systems under development, whether it’s the Defense or Energy departments or whomever, and then the myriad of systems and processes that support this.’”…

“Another milestone is the expanded use of robotics process automation and artificial intelligence. Under the CAP goal, the administration wants 15 agencies to test the use of RPA, AI, and other emerging technologies “to save tens of millions of dollars and redirect hundreds of thousands of acquisition work hours away from lower value acquisition activities across the acquisition lifecycle, from completion of documentation requirements, including for purchase card holders, to support for contractor responsibility determinations, contract closeout and data validation.” Read the full article here.

Source: Frictionless acquisition means changing hearts and minds, not necessarily processes – By Jason Miller, July 28, 2020. Federal News Network.


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