The Federal government spends $80B each year on IT, but doesn’t get $80B of value. Innovative, venture-backed tech firms often find the federal marketplace confusing and too expensive to enter. And yet, there are innovative reforms like 18F’s new agile BPA (link), and a recognition that smaller and more nimble firms are building scalable and compelling software, at a fraction of the price that incumbent vendors charge to build custom systems. To deliver on its important missions and remain globally competitive, the U.S. government needs to find a way to make it easier to find and buy commercial software from leading tech companies.
Hosted by Insight Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, the roundtable will include 15 VC and tech executives, and 10 CXO and senior execs across the U.S Government will discussÂ how to make it easier for the U.S. government to find and buy the most innovative software. Â