FAIRFAX, Va.--()--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced that it will partner with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to host the second annual Acquisition Excellence event in 2013. The event will be held on March 21, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.
Acquisition Excellence 2013 will be a one-day education and training event to explore how agencies can progress to a more agile acquisition environment with innovative solutions in a cost cutting era. This year’s tracks will focus on Agile Engagement in Acquisition and Workforce Innovation and Empowerment. The collaborative discussions between government, industry and academia include:
- Better Outcomes at Lower Cost
- Breaking Through the “No Risk” Approach to Contracting
- Data Analytics for Accelerating Acquisition Planning
- Bridging the Multi-Generational Acquisition Workforce
- Sharing Acquisition Strategies
- Strategic Approaches and Strategic Relationships in Acquisition to support Mission Delivery
- Cross-Agency Collaboration to Leverage Buying Power
Attendance is expected to exceed the 2012 Acquisition Excellence event that drew more than 600 individuals – 55 percent of whom were government employees. Attendees will receive continuing education units (CEUs) for their participation in this training event.
The Government Co-chair of the 2013 Acquisition Excellence event is Kathleen Turco, Associate Administrator for GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy. The Industry Co-chair is former IAC Chair Jim Beaupre of JB Federal Consulting. Visit the Acquisition Excellence 2013 site for continued updates to the program. Registration will open on January 2, 2013.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action
ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC’s objective, vendor and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).
Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actgov.org or call 703-208-4800.