Securing the Homeland Through Acquisition and Technology

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Date:

September 24 and 25, 2018

Time:

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Program

The acquisition function at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has matured since the formation of the Department in November of 2002.

In 2004, DHS assigned acquisition authorities to the Chief Procurement Officer within the Office of the Undersecretary of Management. Nearly a decade later, the Program Accountability and Risk Management office was created to provide oversight for all programs of the Department and an Acquisition Review Board was established to review major acquisition programs. To do this, the Department continues to take measures to collect data required to improve tracking and management of programs.

While the DHS acquisition function has matured significantly, DHS still confronts a variety of acquisition challenges. In this workshop, subject matter experts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) and DHS will gather to discuss these challenges and share lessons learned and best practices. Specific topics that may be explored include:

  • Development of requirements
  • Common issues and challenges with modernizing IT
  • Technology transition and emerging technology
  • Service acquisition

HSOAC is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by the RAND Corporation under contract with DHS.

Register for this Program

This workshop is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Leah Hershey.