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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

Partnership

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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