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Posted by on Aug 19, 2021

6 Things You Must Know About Buying Digital Services (and Will Learn at DITAP)

6 Things You Must Know About Buying Digital Services (and Will Learn at DITAP)

There are several key concepts an acquisition professional must know when buying digital services. Understand these concepts, and you can significantly increase the chances of success for you and your team. 1 – User research is the foundation for continuously delivering value in a technology procurement All government systems and applications have a user somewhere. […]

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Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

DITAP in a Nutshell

DITAP in a Nutshell

Since 2015, the federal government has acknowledged that the traditional method of buying technology and digital services cannot keep up with the rapid pace of change and evolving consumer demands. Technology products and services are developed using highly flexible and iterative methodologies. In addition, the world around us has converted to a “digital native” mindset. […]

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

While there are some flexibilities, depending on the type of contract (e.g., time and materials, cost plus fixed fee), the majority of contracts are firm fixed price (FFP). To achieve the most realistic pricing, particularly for FFP contracts, federal entities should recognize that the burden of risk is on the bidder, who must factor in […]

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2021

Federal Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program Secrets of Success

Federal Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program Secrets of Success

As a growing number of federal agencies now use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to facilitate and streamline work, in partnership with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), we interviewed officials from nine federal agencies about their experiences with RPA. The resulting report, RPA in Federal Agencies – How Federal Agencies Achieve More through […]

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

Preparing for the Future of Contracting

How can a federal hiring manager distinguish between acquisition and contracting professional candidates? Although the federal government has indicated a need for highly skilled professionals, current acquisition and contracting certification models cover basic contracting competencies, which are just that ― basic. Credentials for Acquisition and Contracting Professionals More desirable candidates are focused on developing their […]

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

DoD Contractors Score 99% with OSHA and FLSA Compliance

DoD Contractors Score 99% with OSHA and FLSA Compliance

A few months ago, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual review of DOD contractor labor practices was published. The report culls through practice standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to distinguish between willful, repeated, and willful and repeated violations. The Data The study analyzed […]

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