Improving Federal Spending: Technology and Process Improvement

October 2 | 2–3:50 PM ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Accounting - Governmental (ACCG)

Merely two days removed from the end of the 2019 Fiscal Year, “Improving Federal Spending: Technology and Process Improvement” will explore how technology and process innovation can help agencies improve federal spending practices and help alleviate the pain of the intensive manual processing associated with end-of-fiscal year spending activities that strain federal resources and can lead to sub-optimal results.  Our speakers will discuss emerging best practices in procurement including process automation, harnessing data, human-centered system design, agile procurements, and customer collaboration.  

The purpose of this session is to inspire federal practitioners to think differently about procurement planning and execution, and to provide information and tools to help participants make a positive impact for their agencies in 2020.

Come join us while the pain from the end-of-2019 crunch is still fresh and learn about the steps you can take to plan for a more serene 2020, with improved results for your agencies!  


Crystal Philcox
, Assistant Commissioner, GSA Federal Acquisition Service 

Mitchell Winans, Special Assistant, IRS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Patrick Breen, Senior Procurement Executive, NSF

Polly Hall, Director, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS


Tom Coleman
, Solutions Expert, FI Consulting

Learning objectives:

Participants will:

  • Hear thought-provoking descriptions and analysis of the “as-is” state of procurement to better understand how and why delays and mishaps occur.
  • Learn about process and technology solutions available to agencies can that help strengthen their procurement and spend planning processes, while reducing the manual processing required of staff.
  • Gain insights from a panel of current and former senior government procurement leaders who are at the forefront of acquisitions innovation.

How to Register

Online Registration Process

Online registrations are for this webinar only.

Email/Mail Registration Process

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Cancellations and early bird group pricing deadline: September 27, 2019.

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