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Harish Luthra, John Wookey: SAP NS2 to Add SAP Ariba Platforms to Portfolio to Support Government, Regulated Industries

Harish Luthra SAP NS2

SAP National Security Services plans to offer SAP Ariba platforms to U.S. federal, local and state government agencies, defense and aerospace, utilities and other regulated industries through its portfolio to help modernize their supply chain and procurement operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Ariba platforms are designed to “help procurement leaders enhance visibility into spend, increase efficiency across the supply chain, reduce costs and risks, and gain data-driven insights to drive more strategic operations from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment,“ Harish Luthra, president for the Secure Cloud at SAP NS2, and John Wookey, president of SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network, wrote in an article published Monday.

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Maximus’ Raj Parameswaran: Robotic Process Automation a Key Tool to Government IT Leaders

Raj Parameswaran US Federal IT President Maximus

Raj Parameswaran, president of U.S. federal information technology at Maximus, said robotic process automation could help government agencies facilitate the delivery of services to citizens while allowing employees to focus on more complex tasks. “RPA will continue to grow as a valuable tool for government IT leaders because it allows the immediate expansion and scaling of human labor without impacting existing systems,“ Parameswaran wrote in a guest piece published Friday on GCN.

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Operational Resilience, Budget Realities Among Key Themes in PSC's Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

Alan Chvotkin EVP and Counsel PSC

A new Professional Services Council survey has identified five themes based on interviews with more than 22 government officials from 10 federal agencies and one of those is operational resilience and adaptability of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government respondents in the 2020 Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey: A New Paradigm said procurement offices shifted to telework with minimal interruptions to business operations.

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Accenture Subsidiary, Appian Partner to Streamline Gov’t Acquisition Process; Aaron Jackson Quoted

Aaron Jackson Digital Platforms Lead AFS

Accenture's federal arm and Appian have teamed up to help defense and civilian agencies simplify the acquisition process with the use of low-code automation technology. Accenture Federal Services is working on delivery accelerators to update Appian's suite of Acquisition Solutions designed to simplify the procurement process in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.

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Data and Analytic Solutions to Help Modernize IRS Procurement Operations; Shanna Webbers Quoted

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Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting firm Data and Analytic Solutions has been selected to help the Internal Revenue Service explore approaches to accelerate the agency's contracting process. IRS said Monday it will work with DAS through a research partnership aimed at bringing together procurement professionals, university professors and students who have been educated in machine learning.

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Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Adopting ‘All-of-the-Above’ Approach to Acquisition

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Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University's School of Business, said the federal government is implementing an “all-of-the-above“ approach to procurement as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. “They are doing [Other Transaction Authorities], they are doing contract ramping, commercial production, they are doing things like the Defense Production Act, so lots of different efforts,“ McGinn said of federal agencies.

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