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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.
Increasing Speed and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Increasing Speed and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

REI helped OTIP-ACF agency developed an innovative solution that would provide long-term benefits with a new Case Management System (CMS). OTIP-ACF's mission is to provide leadership, partnership, and support services to victims. In 2018, the agency received three times as many requests than any previous years. This surge in demand, combined with a cumbersome process model across several federal agencies, led ACF to the decision to modernize its IT—specifically the case management system it uses to manage information and services for victims of trafficking.