Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday how DHS’s procurement innovation lab helps personnel and other agencies streamline the acquisition process through the boot camp.
“People walk out of the course not only understanding what our innovative techniques are, but encouraged and motivated to go out and innovative and be innovative in the constructs of the Federal Acquisition Regulations,” Correa said of PIL’s boot camp.
“What we really teach folks is to take many of the principles that are in the FAR and think a little bit outside the box.”
Some of the key takeaways from the boot camp include techniques how to carry out oral presentations, technical or product demonstrations and the downselect process, Correa noted.
She cited how PIL performs document reviews as part of efforts to streamline the department’s businesses processes.