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  • Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)
  • 707 7th Street Northwest
  • Washington, DC, 20001
  • United States

As the pace of technological change accelerates, government agencies are looking for ways to keep up the pace by tapping innovative ways to spur the buying process. Techniques such as Other Transaction Authorities promise to cut contract delivery time by 50% in the near future. These procurement approaches encourage innovation while reducing the risk and conserving budget.

This briefing will bring together government agencies leading the charge in pairing rapidly evolving technologies with accelerated purchasing techniques to keep government IT on the leading edge. 

This event is on the record.

AFFIRM is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are 1.25 PDUs available for this program.



Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Click here for Soraya’s bio


Angie Donahoo, Contracting Officer, GSA –  FEDSIM; Click here for Angie’s bio


Scott Stewart, Technical Director of Procurement for the Defense Information Systems Agency; Click here for Scott’s bio



Colby Hochmuth, Producer & Anchor, Government Matters on WJLA-TV; Click here for Colby’s bio

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Other Transaction Authorities and how the Department of Defense has led in its use.

  • Understand the principles driving procurement reform including policy initiatives, modernization mandates, and organizational leadership.

  • Explain the impact of rapid procurement initiatives on small businesses, academia, and major government contractors.

  • Detail best practices in using acquisition innovation from agencies in the forefront of change.


Registration: 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Registration Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00

 Pre-registration will end at 5:00pm Wednesday, but onsite registration will be available.

Pre-register through Eventbrite. Onsite registration adds $10.00 to the ticket price.

Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.