Civilian Agencies Council
The Civilian Agencies Council focuses on the acquisition policies and strategies of the civilian agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Energy and others. The Civilian Agencies Council conducts programs to inform member companies about civilian agencies’ policies and initiatives, and serves as a forum for greater dialogue between PSC and the civilian agencies through regular meetings, timely programs, and various other forums.
The Civilian Agencies Council's key goals and objectives are to:
- Improve the quality of acquisition.
- Reduce contractor compliance burdens (conflicts of interest, reporting, duplicative auditing).
- Drive adoption of “Acquisition 360” at DHS and GSA.
- Review and make recommendations on issues associated with the number and costs of redundant contract vehicles.
- Provide critical support, guidance, and leadership on the development and piloting of alternative and workforce training tools and opportunities at targeted civilian agencies.
- Increase the use of commercial best practices by completing an innovation template and piloting it at DHS.
- Promote the industry’s contribution and value by building on PSC thought leadership through research, op-eds, columns, speaking engagements, testimony and social media.
- Facilitate connectivity and collaboration with government civilian agency officials.
- Contribute to the development of an agenda to inform and influence the next administration.
Members can participate in the council or its committees and task forces by logging in at this link.
Then select “committees and preferences” and click the box for the Civilian Agencies Council from your options in the councils section. Hit save to complete.