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“Frictionless” Acquisition: How To Reduce Time and Cost When Acquiring Government IT Solutions

“Frictionless” Acquisition: How To Reduce Time and Cost When Acquiring Government IT Solutions

An effective and popular frictionless tool used to cut time and expenses related to IT acquisitions that is gaining momentum is the Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovation (PTAI). The PTAI, managed by the Federal Acquisition Institute, provides contracting departments a better understanding of “the art of the possible” in helping them reduce friction when procuring technology solutions. In this blog post, we’ll explain what PTAI is, why it’s important and how to use it. We also provide an example of its use at the IRS and, lastly, the cultural mindset needed to gain greater adoption and expansion of the PTAI.
Lessons Learned from a Government Data Analytics Startup

Lessons Learned from a Government Data Analytics Startup

I recently facilitated a Government Analytics Breakfast Forum (co-hosted by REI Systems and Johns Hopkins University), where the Director of Enterprise Data Services for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Shannon Files, made a presentation on “Building a Data and Analytics Organization in a ‘Startup’ Government Agency.” Here’s what I took away that might be useful to any agency hoping to strengthen its analytics program.