Government is increasingly reliant on digital technologies to create citizen services, increase efficiencies, enhance security, and more. But for many years, standard procedures have inhibited agencies from acquiring and using the best-of-breed tools for digital innovation.

Now, that’s changing. Federal government is revamping acquisition procedures, providing new resources, and training new professionals to procure the best digital solutions. In this learning path, we explain how these developments are impacting digital acquisitions, and how you can start making the most of them.

This learning path is designed to help you:

  • Understand the four phases of a digital service acquisition
  • Differentiate digital service acquisitions from more traditional procurement procedures
  • Apply agile techniques and best practices to federal contracting
This Learning Path consists of 4 Courses:

Planning a Digital Service Acquisition

Phase 1 of Digital Acquisitions – Interactive [30 minutes]

We are standing at a tipping point. Private technology businesses were forced to reevaluate the way they met customer needs when the tech bubble popped in 2001. This reevaluation led…Read More about Planning a Digital Service Acquisition

Solicitation for Digital Service Acquisitions

Phase 2 of Digital Acquisitions – Interactive [30 minutes]

Welcome to  Solicitation for Digital Service Acquisitions, part 2 of the Knight Foundation’s Digital Service Acquisition learning path. In the following lessons, we’ll dive into the specifics of acquisition planning,…Read More about Solicitation for Digital Service Acquisitions

Awarding a Digital Services Acquisition

Phase 3 of Digital Acquisitions – Interactive [30 minutes]

Welcome to Awarding for Digital Service Acquisitions, part 3 of the Knight Foundation’s Digital Service Acquisition learning path. This course is designed to help you determine what offer, proposal, or…Read More about Awarding a Digital Services Acquisition

Administration of a Digital Services Acquisition

Phase 4 of Digital Acquisitions – Interactive [30 minutes]

Welcome to Administration for Digital Service Acquisitions, part 4 of the Knight Foundation’s Digital Services Acquisition learning path. When you know how to plan, solicit and award your digital service…Read More about Administration of a Digital Services Acquisition