WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Compusearch, a leading provider of enterprise software and services that automate mandated business rules for public sector organizations with authority to spend, grant, or move funds, is holding a panel discussion at the Newseum this morning entitled "The Future of Acquisition" in the Federal Government and the Department of Defense.
The panel will be moderated by The Honorable Andrew Card, former White House Chief of Staff and former Secretary of the Department of Transportation. It will discuss how to drive efficiency through cost-savings across the Department of Defense; current cost constraints and OMB mandates; the American public's demand for greater transparency on how their tax dollars are being spent; and acquisition for large IT systems and the challenges presented due to rapid advances in technology.
"It is no secret that The Department of Defense and the Federal government face serious budgetary challenges that require a solution that incorporates an approach not only based in driving efficiencies but one truly founded in embracing next-generation technology," said Reid Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Compusearch. "Technology can play a key role in not only how the government enhances the acquisition and procurement process to drive not only greater efficiency but more transparency."
The Honorable Dr. Jacques Gansler, C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland and former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, will provide a keynote address before the panel.
The panel will include government and industry leaders representing the Defense and Federal government including Mr. Elliott Branch, Executive Director of Acquisition and Logistics Management for the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy; Ms. Soraya Correa, Director of the Office of Procurement Operations for the Department of Homeland Security; Ms. Deidre Lee, Former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget; and Dr. Francis Spampinato, Director of Contracting and Acquisition at the Air Traffic Organization for the Department of Transportation.
Compusearch will also conduct product demonstrations of its newly launched PRISM 7. PRISM is the acquisition platform used by tens of thousands of federal government contracting employees at more than 100 defense, intelligence and federal agencies. PRISM 7 delivers all the same functionality and benefits government users have today while also offering new enhancements in a secure, interactive, user-based, Web. 2.0 environment.
Compusearch has a 27-year history providing software solutions and systems integration services to help government agencies implement, operate and maintain end-to-end acquisition and grants solutions. Today Compusearch provides tens of thousands of users at over 100 federal and Defense agencies around the globe with the business intelligence, visibility and control necessary to improve productivity and performance while also meeting increasingly stringent reporting requirements.