Start Date: 11/17/2022 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 11/17/2022 10:15 AM EST
Venue Name: Westwood Country Club Location:
800 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA United States 22180
Monthly Briefing: Pilot IRS - What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Transformative Solutions Underway at IRS
With an increasing budget and focus on modernization, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is an agency small business contractors need to watch in the new fiscal year. IRS is applying innovative approaches to improve their industry engagement, evaluation, and procurement of emerging technologies and capabilities with the goal of bringing in transformative solutions for IRS business challenges. The program, called Pilot IRS, is a modular contracting technique using the inherent flexibility of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and has facilitated nine projects to date. This methodology saves time and money for the IRS and industry alike. The Pilot IRS program lowers the barrier for companies and nontraditional partners to provide cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions to government.
This monthly briefing will be given by IRS’ Mitch Winans. Mitch is a Senior Advisor for Enterprise Digitalization, which assists IRS organizations to identify, test, evaluate, and deploy new solutions using a streamlined procurement and phased-funding program. During this monthly briefing, Mitch will share details about the Pilot IRS program and provide insights so attendees can learn more about how small and emerging tech companies can respond to Solution Challenges announced on Sam.gov and be better positioned to pursue upcoming opportunities with IRS.
is Senior Advisor in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office. In this role, he is responsible for building a new organization and leading modernization initiatives designed to enhance the taxpayer experience and IRS employee experience through innovative process improvements, agile technology solutions, and simplified digital environments.
Prior to this role, Mitch was Head of Customer Experience and Strategic Planning in the IRS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer and was responsible for enhancing the procurement experience for internal and external stakeholders, managing strategic planning for an organization with over 350 employees and a $2.6B annual procurement portfolio, and advising leadership on organizational development, technology and process improvements, and customer and employee engagement.
Before coming to the IRS, he was an Industry Liaison at the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) under the Department of Commerce and helped the newly formed agency establish its procurement organization and small business program. Prior to joining FirstNet, Mitch served in various roles at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Strategic Communications Liaison in the DHS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, he counseled leadership on effective communications strategies and managed the spread of procurement information to industry, Congress, the media, the DHS acquisition workforce, and other DHS components. Mitch was also a Contract Specialist for multiple agencies at DHS and supported a wide range of emergency management, law enforcement, and research and development programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection, and the DHS Science and Technology Directorate.
Before joining DHS, he worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Office of Congressional and Public Affairs.
Mitch received an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a BA from the University of California, Irvine.
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