16 episodes

Come for a peek behind the federal acquisition curtain as we gain insights from acquisition professionals at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and dissect varying relevant topics. In this five-episode series we will explore topics such as proposal evaluations, innovation, debriefs, and more!

TAC Talks is premiering Tuesday, September 29th!

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide.

TAC Talks Department of Veterans Affairs

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Come for a peek behind the federal acquisition curtain as we gain insights from acquisition professionals at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and dissect varying relevant topics. In this five-episode series we will explore topics such as proposal evaluations, innovation, debriefs, and more!

TAC Talks is premiering Tuesday, September 29th!

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide.

    Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website breakdown

    Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website breakdown

    Host Chuck Ross is joined by a fantastic panel of VA Office of Information and Technology and TAC Contracting personnel who collectively have decades of experience. This panel includes:

    Mr. Michael Ouslander, Product Line Manager for the Office of Information Technology, Development Security and Operations, Benefits and Memorial Services portfolio

    Ms. Cara Varricchio, VA Technology Acquisition Center, Contracting Officer

    • 16 min
    Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) discussion with Ms. Sharon Ridley

    Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) discussion with Ms. Sharon Ridley

    In our second episode of this season of the VA Technology Acquisition Center’s (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, host Chuck Ross is joined by Ms. Sharon Ridley to discuss OSDBU’s role in promoting small business efforts within VA.

    • 17 min
    Customer Experience, Development Operations and Agile Releases (CEDAR)

    Customer Experience, Development Operations and Agile Releases (CEDAR)

    Our guest speakers will further describe how viewpoints of Veterans are kept front and center throughout the lifecycle of a product by recruiting Veterans for user experience studies to help the VA make its digital tools more user-friendly.

    • 27 min
    Enterprise Cloud Fax Service (ECFax) discussion with Mr. Frank Joy Jr., and Mr. Robert Kately

    Enterprise Cloud Fax Service (ECFax) discussion with Mr. Frank Joy Jr., and Mr. Robert Kately

    In this episode of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center’s (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss the Enterprise Cloud Fax Service (ECFax), a highly secure Cloud-based electronic faxing service. It is designed to increase efficiency and decrease time from a slow and costly manual/semi-automated faxing process to a more universal electronic faxing service.

    To address these topics and more, host Chuck Ross is joined by a fantastic panel of VA Office of Information and Technology and TAC Contracting personnel who collectively have decades of experience. This panel includes:

    Mr. Frank Joy Jr., Sr. Enterprise Infrastructure Architect for the Office of Information and Technology
    Mr. Robert Kately, VA Technology Acquisition Center, Contracting Officer

    • 23 min
    Strategic Sourcing discussion with Ms. Luwanda F. Jones

    Strategic Sourcing discussion with Ms. Luwanda F. Jones

    In this episode of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center’s (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss Strategic Sourcing with Ms. Luwanda F. Jones. Ms. Jones is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served for 28 years in various senior acquisition and information technology positions. Ms. Jones has been serving as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Office of Strategic Sourcing in the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) since August 2018.

    • 33 min
    Fair and Reasonable Determinations

    Fair and Reasonable Determinations

    In this episode we break down the techniques and tools the government uses to determine fair and reasonable pricing.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Really good podcast for entrepreneurs who want to contract with the federal government. Really good insights.