HHS seeks to stay one step ahead of tech trends through agile acquisition

“… The health care sector has also felt the pressure to modernize its acquisition process. Oki Mek, the chief technology officer at the Health and Human Services Department, said the Office of Management and Budget has urged agencies to take an agile approach under the President’s Management Agenda.”

“Mek said HHS Accelerate holds the key to faster acquisitions with more accurate data, comparing the impact to moving to tax software like TurboTax after years of filing tax returns on paper.”

“That’s what we’re trying to do in terms of acquisition — really focusing on the TurboTax model, digitizing the data, building a good data taxonomy, analyzing the data, then sharing the data,” Mek said. “It’s the future of how you modernize and run IT…” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS, Navy, seek to stay one step ahead of tech trends through agile acquisition – By Jory Heckman, June 24, 2019. Federal News Network.

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