Acquisition is ‘ripe for emerging technology,’ says OFPP’s Newhart

FedScoop: The White House’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy is targeting opportunities to use emerging technologies to improve the federal acquisition process.

Joanie Newhart, associate administrator of acquisition workforce programs within OFPP, said Thursday at FedScoop’s 2019 IT Modernization Summit said that her office and the federal Chief Acquisition Officer Council are “focused on emerging technology and how can we use it in acquisition. We think it’s going to explode this year, so we want to get in front of it and use it wisely.”

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