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OFPP Eyes Improved Digital Acquisition Process With Pilot Program

digital governmentThe Office of Federal Procurement Policy has unveiled a pilot program that seeks to improve the acquisition of digital and technology platforms through skills development among digital acquisitions teams at government agencies.

The General Service Administration’s 18F organization said in a blog post published Thursday that teams from seven agencies will undergo training with experts from 18F, U.S. Digital Services and Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Training areas that Digital Acquisitions Pilot will cover include acquisition and procurement, product strategy, policy and law, data management, cybersecurity, user research and engineering.

The pilot initiative also aims to improve collaboration with partners as well as change policies and procedures with regard to the procurement of digital products.

OFPP also issued a memorandum that seeks to facilitate the adoption of novel procurement approaches for products and services across the government through the establishment of Acquisition Innovation Labs at 24 agencies.

Amy Wilson and Chris Cairns co-wrote the article with Bob Ballance, Victor Udoewa and Duane Rollins.

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