December’s Seminar: FITARA: The Changing World of IT Acquisitions


UVA Logo HorizontalProgram Date and Time

Friday, December 4, 2015, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

NOTE THIS IS A NEW LOCATION FROM LAST YEAR’S SEMINAR LOCATION.

Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

Program Description

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has been hailed as the single most impactful piece of legislation for information technology acquisition and management.  This course will describe the historical context of information technology acquisitions that prompted the Congress to enact legislation. We will then review the FITARA legislation and implementation guidance so that attendees can understand how IT organizations, and in particular Chief Information Officers, are impacted by this new way of doing business.  Further, these changes have drastic impact to the contractors providing IT products and services.  We will end the session with other initiatives that the government is undertaking to more effectively and efficiently manage their IT resources and portfolios.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

  • Government IT evolution
  • IT legislative history
  • FITARA overview
  • FITARA implementation guidance
  • Other government IT management initiatives

About The Speaker

Wangemann Pic UVADr. Mary Ann Wangemann serves as Statewide Director of the University of Virginia Procurement, Contract Management, and Federal Acquisition Certificate programs. She also owns a consulting practice focused on strategy, training, and organizational change.  She started mySBX which was sold to Deltek and operates now as GovWin.  She was one of twelve EDS Fellows focused on IT global initiatives. She helped the government develop the Federal Acquisition Certification competencies and programs for contracting and project/program management. She has written 14 books on contracting and serves as a faculty member at several universities in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.  She is currently an IACET commissioner and member of the NCMA Board of Directors. View her full LinkedIn profile here and click here for the UVA SCPS home page.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

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