April 15th, 2021 11:00am EST ON24
The federal government has worked to modernize acquisition processes to increase adoption of innovation solutions, such as IT, cloud and other emerging technologies. Agencies will continue to implement new acquisition and procurement methods to remain adaptive and flexible in the competitive landscape.
While the federal acquisition systems continue to evolve to meet the demands of the market, challenges still remain. Join GovConWire’s Modernizing Federal Acquisition Forum to hear notable industry and federal leaders discuss the new modernization priorities, innovative solutions and future plans for acquisition.
Featuring Sonny Hashmi, commissioner for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GovConWire’s Modernizing Federal Acquisition Forum will also address GSA’s mission and priorities, as well as how the industry can support and adapt to the new acquisition policies.
Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide policies to support over $550 billion in federal contracting each year. Prior to joining OMB, Lesley served as a contracting officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lesley is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and was recognized by FCW with their President’s Award in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia, her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech, and she completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Sonny Hashmi is the commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $75B of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars. Known as a cloud computing thought leader in the emerging technology industry, Sonny previously served as the managing director of global government strategy at Box. There, he worked with federal, state, local and international government organizations on cloud and mobility strategy. Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as GSA’s chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO). He led the agency's IT modernization strategy as GSA adopted cloud computing, agile acquisition and DevSecOps principles, and helped create a cloud computing and performance measurement roadmap for the federal government. Sonny Hashmi is active in the federal IT community and has been recognized with several awards including the Fed100, FedScoop 50 and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal. He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.