Outlook for federal agency program management and acquisition

July 24, 2017Bloomberg Government

Federal agencies are managing complex programs with evolving missions and growing customer expectations. Improving outcomes and efficiency, while reducing overspending and waste, are essential priorities for policymakers, agency staff, contractors, and taxpayers.

Program management and acquisition reform remain key drivers of federal performance, but implementation remains a work in progress. Additional reforms and initiatives from the White House and Congress will influence the future of program management and acquisition.

Bloomberg Government hosted an event, underwritten by the Project Management Institute, assessing the status of federal program management and acquisition reform, and emerging initiatives and strategies.

The Business of Government, 2017
An update from Bloomberg Government senior budget analyst Cameron Leuthy on existing policy and current outcomes, together with key legislative and executive branch initiatives.

The View from Capitol Hill
Policymakers shared their vision for program management and acquisition reform in federal agencies, along with any key new initiatives.

– Benjamin Rhodeside, Policy Director, Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
– Ryan Consaul, Staff Director (R), Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, Committee on Homeland Security
– Larry Joseph, Ph.D., Professor of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management at Georgetown University

The Federal Agency Perspective
The view from agency veterans on federal priorities in program management, how they have been implemented, challenges that remain, and where we are headed.

– Amy Haseltine, Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy, and Governance, DHHS
– Barry Berkowitz, Senior Procurement Executive and Director, Office of Acquisition Management, Department of Commerce

Federal Business is Our Business
Industry experts discussed the implications for government contractors, program managers, and acquisition executives.

– Rob Burton, Partner, Crowell & Moring; former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), OMB
– Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for Business Government
– Alan Balutis, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, North American Public Sector for Cisco Systems, Inc.

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