Mark Naggar: HHS Pushes ‘Agile’ IT Procurement Model Shift

HHS Health and Human ServicesMark Naggar, program manager for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‘ Buyers Club, has said that HHS is moving away from a waterfall model toward an agile method to accelerate the agency’s acquisition cycle, Fedscoop reported Monday.

“While agile may not accomplish everything, you are definitely mitigating your risk substantially,” he told Fedscoop.

Billy Mitchell writes Naggar set up a forum earlier this year to gather professionals from federal innovation labs and digital service teams to share procurement innovation ideas.

Naggar observed that the organizations have a common goal of transforming IT service delivery in the government.

“We’re more concerned about realizing and pushing innovative acquisition methods than about what mechanism you choose and what company does it, as long as they’re capable,” Naggar added to the publication.

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