MeriTalk: DHS’ PIL Effort Spreading Innovation Across Federal Procurement Space

“The Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), which was established in 2016 to experiment with innovative acquisition techniques across the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enterprise, has now expanded its vision to help innovate procurement processes for other entities across the Federal space.

Scott E. Simpson, the Digital Transformation Lead for PIL, shared the lab’s vision for increasing innovation in the Federal procurement space over the next few years at a April 5 virtual event organized by NextGov…”

“The PIL aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurements by:

  • Lowering entry barriers for innovative, non-traditional contractors to compete for DHS business opportunities;
  • Shortening time-to-award, thereby delivering capability to the customer faster;
  • Encouraging competition by providing interested vendors with a greater understanding of the goals and objectives for each procurement; and
  • Increasing the likelihood of successful outcomes by focusing on evaluation techniques to obtain the most qualified vendors…” Read the full article here.

Source: DHS’ PIL Effort Spreading Innovation Across Federal Procurement Space – By Lisbeth Perez, April 6, 2022. MeriTalk.



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