TechFAR Hub

The TechFAR Hub provides resources to apply industry best practices to the world of digital service acquisition across the federal government.

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CASE STUDY: The Acquisition that Helped the Department of Veterans Affairs Modernize Its Claims Appeals System

The VA competitively awarded a task order for digital services off of the agency’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle called Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG). A coding exercise was leveraged as part of the evaluation.

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8(a) Program Digital Service Initiative

The U.S. Digital Service and the Small Business Administration have partnered on this initiative to offer some solutions that help agencies buy digital services using a low-risk gateway to accelerated acquisitions and product delivery.

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Waterfall development methods, complex specifications, and inflexible contracts result in government procurement cycles that do not keep pace with fast-changing technology and user needs. For government to deliver services faster, cheaper, and at a higher quality, we must adopt best practices from private industry. In the TechFAR Hub you’ll find tools, resources, and lessons for planning and executing a digital service acquisition. You will also find resources to engage with the acquisition community, where you can ask questions and share best practices with colleagues across government. Finally, the TechFAR Hub provides easy-to-use tools and templates to get you started on your very own Digital Service Acquisition.

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