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The December 13th 2018 Senior Executives Association Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit was a day full celebration, thought leadership, networking and professional development education.   More than 500 senior leaders from government, the private sector and academia were on hand to recognize the 131 Presidential Rank Awards and have peer-to-peer discussions.   In addition, distinguished keynote speakers – Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette; Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of OPM and Deputy Director for Management at OMB; and Joseph Heck, Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – discussed their leadership philosophies and recognized the enormous accomplishments of the PRA honorees.

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Did LPTA Open the Door For Greater 'As a Service' Adoption?

A procurement system within the government that is difficult to navigate for both the government customer and industry partners is no surprise to anyone working in the federal ecosystem, but at least one part of the federal government has finally decided it is time for adjustments. 

Through the enactment of the 2017 The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 SEC. 892. Selection of Service Providers For Auditing Services and Audit Readiness Services, the changes will see fruition.

“The Department of Defense shall select service providers for auditing services and audit readiness services based on the best value to the Department, as determined by the resource sponsor for an auditing contract, rather than based on the lowest price technically acceptable service provider.”

Low Cost Technically Acceptable (LPTA) has been prevalent in the federal government since 2010. Though LPTA gives the government immediate savings, the long term cost savings/loss is harder to calculate. Are industry partners able to put the best team and deliver the best product/team on the ground? Has a short-term savings really resulted in a longer term loss and potential inferior product to what could have been delivered at best value? Those questions will continue to be debated, but regardless the 2017 NDAA is a breakthrough for both Industry and the government.  

This article was written by Sean Kelley, Chief Information Security Officer, EPA, and is a co-chair of the Cyber Community of Change. 

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