Chris Hamm

  • Frictionless federal acquisition? It’s possible and a new online tool can help

    OFPP and ACT-IAC partnered to collect and describe acquisition innovations as a way to reduce the friction of acquisition through a new Periodic Table of Acquisition Elements.

  • All things AAS & FEDSIM

    How does the government acquire IT products and services and where does GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services fit in? Find out this week when AAS Assistant Commissioner Tom Howder and FEDSIM Director Chris Hamm join host Mark Amtower of Amtower Off Center. July 3, 2017

  • AAS: A great story to tell

    Tom Howder, assistant commissioner for FAS’s Assisted Acquisition Service and Chris Hamm, director of FEDSIM, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss AAS’ shared service model. May 9, 2017

  • IT commoditization drives assisted acquisitions to focus on professional services

    The General Services Administration’s Assisted Acquisition Service finds itself moving away from IT and into professional services.

  • NITAAC’s Coen heading to new role at GSA

    Rob Coen, the director of the National Institutes of Health’s IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), will join GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FedSIM) later this month.

  • Dispatches from NCMA: CDC contracting shines during Ebola response

    Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller is reporting this week from the National Contract Management Association’s World Congress in Dallas. He reports on CDC contracting, GSA’s FedSIM program and the current status of DoD’s new services acquisition policy.

  • GSA FedSIM tests innovative contracting approach

    Chris Hamm, GSA’s director of FedSIM, plans to take a different approach to using FAR Part 16.

  • Better Buy Project wants your procurement ideas

    Officials are using crowdsourcing in the hopes of building a better RFP.