Innovating the Federal Acquisition Process through Intelligent Agents
DEFENSE ENERGY SUPPORT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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Information technology IT developments are helping to improve many processes -- defense acquisition being one of them. One acquisition reform initiative is to increase efficiency through leveraging standardized IT applications such as the Standard Procurement System SPS. Benefits to date have been only marginal, however, one reason being that their implementation was accomplished without first redesigning the existing inefficient process. This article examines opportunities for innovation in the federal acquisition process, focusing specifically on intelligent agent IA technologies that offer potential for order-of-magnitude gains in terms of performance.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies