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About the course
The Federal Government spends over $80 billion on information technology (IT) each fiscal year—in support of national health, security, the economy, and more. Given this significant investment and the criticality of these IT systems, Federal agencies must carry out acquisitions in an effective and responsible way. You will cover planning, procuring, and managing IT acquisitions and also address special considerations such as accessibility and security. You will return to work ready to support future IT challenges at your agency.
- Interpret the regulations, processes, and challenges specific to IT Acquisition
- Analyze the planning phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition
- Analyze the contract formation phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition
- Analyze the contract administration phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition
Overview of IT Acquisition
- IT Acquisition Laws, Regulations, and Policies
- IT Acquisition Life Cycle
IT Acquisition Process: Planning for IT Acquisitions
- Using Agency Strategy to Guide Your Decisions
- Planning for IT Acquisitions
- Acquisition Strategy, Plan, and Implementation
- Developing Requirements Documents
IT Acquisition Process: Reviewing Contracting Methodologies and Options
- Selecting Alternatives That Satisfy the IT Need
- Post Source Selection Actions
IT Acquisition Process: Contract Administration
- Performance Measurement, Management, and Improvements
- Maintenance and Support
Who should attend
This course is appropriate for personnel involved in the acquisition of information technology resources, including program, technical, financial, and contracting professionals.