Assisted Acquisition by FEDSIM

Chris Hamm, Director for GSA FEDSIM, will speak with the Chapter about his organization and how it assists DoD and civilian agencies with their IT and professional services acquisitions.


Program Description

GSA FEDSIM awards and manages major programs across the Department of Defense and most Civilian agencies.  FEDSIM is an assisted acquisition organization, operating in a fee for service environment. Chris Hamm, the FEDSIM director, will discuss the distinct and innovative practices that are used to streamline acquisition and align client and contractor interests.

In this seminar attendees will learn about:

  • Managing acquisitions like a project
  • Myth Busters in practice
  • Due Diligence
  • Oral Presentations
  • Video Presentations
  • GSA’s Commercial Solutions Opening pilot


Friday, February 21, 2020 8:30AM to 10:30AM Registration, Breakfast, and Networking Start at 7:30AM


UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

The Presenter

Chris Hamm, GSA FEDSIM

Chris Hamm is the Director for GSA FEDSIM, an assisted acquisition and project management organization. Chris’s organization manages over $10 billion in information technology and professional service contracts. Chris has 19 years of experience in managing complex acquisitions and project delivery. Chris serves as GSA’s Acquisition Innovation Advocate, where he leads innovation efforts such as Express and ATLAS, as well as supporting GSA’s regulatory reform initiative. Chris was recognized as one of the “FED100” by Federal Computer Week. Chris is on the Executive Committee of the American Council for Technology (ACT-IAC) and on the government advisory council of AFCEA.

Chris hails from Pennsylvania. He attended Elon University and has a Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was selected to the Presidential Management Internship Program in 1999. Chris is married to Julia Hamm, the CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Chris & Julia have two children – Nathan and Alexa.

Other Details

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event provided the speaker agrees. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event. Our event cancellation and inclement weather policy is here.

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