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CIO Talk Network Podcast

May 9, 2012

There has always been a lot of debate over how well the government uses the public’s tax dollars to provide security, deliver services, etc. How accountable has the government been in its procurement and contract management practices? Have the procurement and services that were paid for, been worth the dollars spent? What challenges does the government face in improving its procurement and contract practices or improving its accountability on spending? How can IT help make its procurement and contract management more effective while providing more transparency on its spending and the value received?

Guest 1: Nick Nayak
Title: Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Acquisitions instructor, Strayer University

Guest 2: Michael Clark
Title: USAID Contracting Officer Division Chief, The Bureau of Management

Guest 3: Jerry Horton
Title: CIO, US Agency for International Development (AID)

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