Transforming Government Procurement and Contract Management



There has always been a lot of debate over how well the government uses the public’s tax dollars to provide security, deliver services, etc. How accountable has the government been in its procurement and contract management practices? Have the procurement and services that were paid for, been worth the dollars spent? What challenges does the government face in improving its procurement and contract practices or improving its accountability on spending? How can IT help make its procurement and contract management more effective while providing more transparency on its spending and the value received?


Nick Nayak

Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Acquisitions instructor, Strayer University

Nick Nayak has over 24 years of senior private, public and academic leadership experience. He has been a dynamic figure in the field of federal acquisition – helping to professionalize the federal acquisition workforce; implement methods ... More   View all posts

Michael Clark

Michael Clark, USAID Contracting Officer Division Chief, The Bureau of Management

Michael Clark currently serves as USAID Contracting Officer Division Chief in the Bureau of Management. He oversees negotiation of contractracts to procure IT systems, developing and/or modifying procurement strategies, administering comple... More   View all posts

Jerry Horton

Jerry Horton, CIO, US Agency for International Development (AID)

Jerry Horton joined the US Agency for International Development as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in February 2009. As CIO, Mr. Horton is responsible for information management. business services, infrastructire operations, and cyber s... More   View all posts

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