All things AAS & FEDSIM

(This show originally aired on April 24, 2017)

This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews Tom Howder, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) and Chris Hamm, director of FEDSIM (part of AAS), on how the government is acquiring IT products and services and where AAS fits.

Head shots of Howder and Hamm
Tom Howder & Chris Hamm

Topics include:

  • how AAS and FEDSIM work with federal agencies on determining the best methods acquiring IT products and professional services
  • how AAS often works for an agency to develop and deploy an acquisition that is technically difficult or beyond the capability to the agency contract shop
  • how AAS and FEDSIM drive business to other existing contracts, like OASIS, Alliant, SEWP and the NITAAC contracts
  • the creation of special contracts like the CDM BPA


Amtower Off Center


Hosted by nationally-known speaker and consultant Mark Amtower, the show highlights the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain silly of doing business in the government market. Follow Mark on Twitter. Subscribe to Amtower Off Center’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.

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