FCW reports that the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is expanding on the guidance it has already issued to agencies about digital acquisition and IT vendor engagement strategies. Anne Rung, administrator of OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy, told FCW that federal efforts to sharpen acquisition strategies would be advanced, including the hiring of a category manager and vendor manager for federal IT.
From the article:
In the coming weeks, Rung said, her office would also issue guidance telling agencies to seek out feedback from vendors and from internal contracting personnel on how well high-dollar IT acquisitions were run. She said the new effort, called Acquisition 360, is the first feedback tool that will allow agencies to identify weaknesses in their acquisition processes, including pre-and post award activities, including post-award debriefings.
Additionally, she said OFPP is looking to looking to advance agile development, partnering with the U.S. Digital Service and GSA to develop trial programs aimed at fostering agile and digital practices across government. In the coming weeks, she said, OFPP would post a challenge to industry on Challenge.gov to help develop a program to certify contracting workers in digital services acquisition strategies. That program, she said, would not necessarily be classroom-based, but more “experiential.”
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