ARLINGTON, Va. Feb. 15, 2011 Lisa Akers
The Federal 100 Awards recognize government and industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the federal government IT community – affecting change, progress and efficiency in determining how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.
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Ms. Akers was recognized for her work in support of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s call to improve IT acquisition and program management. She co-chaired the response from the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), where she is a Fellow.
Ralph Roman Dec. 9, 2010
The ACT-IAC reform proposal and the subsequent plan issued by the White House prescribe a series of initiatives intended to transform the government’s approach to IT. By moving away from massive IT projects that take years to get to initial operating capability and instead embracing agile acquisition approaches that deliver functionality in increments of every few months, the Administration’s new approach is designed to yield faster, more cost-effective IT programs that deliver better outcomes to the taxpayer.
Commenting on her contributions to the IT reform efforts, Ms. Akers shared, "Now is a critical time for the federal government as it attempts to balance increased demand for services against tight budgets. Transforming acquisition and program management is vitally important, particularly with regard to implementing complex programs such at IT. I was honored to work with fellow colleagues at ACT-IAC in contributing to the White House’s reform efforts."
SOURCE ASI Government