2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Harrison Smith

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Name: Harrison Smith
Title: Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service
Agency/Company: Department of the Treasury

Acquisition trendsetter. Before Smith joined the IRS, he served as industry liaison at the Department of Homeland Security, where he earned accolades for his groundbreaking efforts to promote meaningful communication between government and industry. During his tenure, Smith spearheaded the launch of the Acquisition Innovations in Motion framework, which includes the Procurement Innovation Lab. The virtual lab experiments with innovative techniques for increasing efficiencies in the procurement process and institutionalizing best practices. Smith also organized numerous innovative events, such as Strategic Industry Conversations, Reverse Industry Days and Acquisition Innovation Roundtables — all of which are currently setting standards across the government.

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