In early fiscal 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services will pilot its new contracting writing system called Accelerate.
HHS will work with a small group of contracting officers and industry to prove that using the cloud and blockchain technology is not only possible, but real.
Jose Arrieta, who is currently the chief information officer and was the acting deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at HHS, said the agency has made a lot of progress since December when the Accelerate platform received the authority to operate.
The grants, acquisition policy and accountability office has been testing the ability of the system to take in actual data from the five contract writing systems HHS uses as well as the analytics for prices paid and terms and conditions and refining the microservices that they built to better communicate with program managers.
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