Smart Contracting Working Group - HHS Accelerate Discussion

Smart Contracting Working Group - HHS Accelerate Discussion
  February 7, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

PSC Office
(4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1110 Arlington, VA 22203)

On February 7th, please join a regular meeting of the PSC Smart Contracting Working Group that will include representatives from the HHS Accelerate team. HHS Accelerate leverages a blockchain-facilitated data layer for data intake, cleansing, structuring, sharing, and the building of microservices.

The HHS Accelerate team did a demo for industry in December 2018 that was recorded here. If you have not seen the demo, please watch the demo before coming to the meeting on February 7th as the team will not be doing a full demo during the meeting. The stated HHS purpose for the meeting is to receive comments and suggestions from PSC member companies on the Industry Portal feature of Accelerate. The HHS Accelerate team believes that the portal will revolutionize how HHS approaches acquisition and the information available to contracting officers at the time of the buy. 
Reference Materials:
HHS BuySmarter Report – Summer 2018
Federal News Network: HHS Blockchain-AI Project Gets Go-Ahead
Government Matters: HHS Obtains First Blockchain ATO in Federal Government
About the SCWG
The Smart Contracting Working Group within PSC’s Acquisition and Business Policy Council (ABPC) was formed to look for opportunities to improve the federal procurement system that would benefit both government and industry. Commonsense policies and consistently applied procedures for how and when the government acquires services can greatly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal acquisition system. In many areas, improvements to government business and buying policy—whether through statute, regulations, or agency guidance—will lead to positive outcomes that far exceed the magnitude of the changes themselves.

About ABPC
The Acquisition and Business Policy Council is the principal body for developing PSC’s positions and taking action on cross-cutting, major acquisition policy issues. Its focus encompasses wide-ranging issues such as multiple award and schedules contracts, the role of contractors, federal acquisition workforce development, commerciality, contract type and competitiveness, requirements development and evaluation strategies, alternative acquisition models, internal and external communication, and industrial base health and competition. The Acquisition and Business Policy Council fosters formal and informal partnerships with policymakers and allied stakeholders, and works toward an outcome-oriented federal services acquisition process through regular meetings, timely programs, and various other avenues.

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2/7/2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Smart Contracting Working Group PSC Office 4401 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1110 Arlington, VA 22203
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