Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that DHS plans to integrate artificial intelligence into a system used to analyze data about the past performance of contractors to help inform contracting decisions.
Correa told Government Matters in an interview aired Sunday DHS launched a prototyping project to update the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System as the department aims to help contracting officials accelerate data extraction and analysis processes.
She noted the department received 40 offers for the CPARS modernization initiative and awarded nine contracts last month. The project falls under the new “commercial solutions opening” program, which seeks to quickly launch pilot programs, implement industry approaches, simplify procurement and promote government opportunities to non-traditional companies.
“What I do is encourage industry to come in and talk to us, tell us what solutions they’re offering, what space they’re working in, so we can point them in the right direction and get to talk to the right people,” Correa added.