The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held an industry day on April 6 at their Fisher Lane Conference Center in Rockville MD.
HHS manages many of America’s largest and most important agencies, including:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The purpose of the Conference was to expose approximately 150 HHS staff to Acquisition Lifecycle Management Systems COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) solutions currently available in the marketplace. HHS is looking for a “one size fits all” product to replace multiple legacy HHS systems currently in use. nGAP was invited to this event by Dr. Angela Billups, Division of Acquisition, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary and Donna Hairstrom, Director, Office of Acquisition Business Systems.
For nGAP, this was the latest in an ongoing series of meetings with multiple HHS agencies. nGAP provided a brief demo of OAS as we believe it relates to the unique acquisition requirements of HHS, and for that matter, other government agencies that must manage large program requirements.
The intent of the demo was to provide HHS management and staff a deep look at OAS Enterprise from end to end to show differentiation of OAS from other current platforms. Our running demo impressed many at the forum for its content, which highlighted solutions to current challenges faced by HHS sub-agencies like the FDA. FDA faces a challenge in health care expenditure management, often managing large projects that approximate the billion-dollar threshold. FDA and CDC personnel spent a lot of time at our booth and were intrigued that we could articulate their problems.
One of the outcomes in our conversations with Dr. Billups and Ms. Hairston, was an invitation to come back to HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to provide a full, deep dive, demonstration of OAS Enterprise. Arrangements are being made to continue our discussions in D.C. at which time nGAP will continue to position OAS Enterprise as the unique solution we effectively promoted at the HHS Conference Industry Day.