About - Staff Member - Erica R. McCann
Erica R. McCann
Areas of Expertise:
federal procurement, acquisition reform, supply chain assurance, GSA, NDAA
Erica R. McCann is the Director of Federal Procurement for the Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, where she advocates on all legislative and regulatory actions that affect the federal IT contractor community. Ms. McCann is a recipient of the 2015 FCW Rising Star Award, an honor recognizing individuals who have demonstrated significant impacts and leadership in the first 10 years of their federal IT careers.
Previously, Ms. McCann served as the Manager of Procurement Policy at TechAmerica, where she oversaw issues relating to federal procurement policy, supply chain assurance, GSA and acquisition reform. She began her career at Compusearch Software Systems as a marketing and business development consultant supporting a suite of products that served the contract management needs of both the government and federal contractors.
Ms. McCann is a member of, and regular presenter for, the National Contract Management Association participating at both the local and national levels. She is passionate about developing the next generation of IT policy professionals through the ITAPS internship program, and has received The Washington Center’s Summer 2015 Internship Supervisor Award for her dedication to her student interns. Ms. McCann studied political science, economics, and public policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and now proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the UMass Amherst Alumni Association in addition to her leadership roles in the D.C. and Chapel Hill chapters.
Blog Posts by Erica R. McCann
A Word of Caution on Category Management
(August 11, 2016)
The Obama Administration has put a greater emphasis on improving government information technology (IT) and digital services than any other presidential administration in our history. We had a glimpse ...
NDAA Bills Advance Needed Federal Acquisition Reforms
(June 07, 2016)
The Senate takes up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) this week, leading many in the federal contracting community to quickly analyze provisions that ...
Chairman Thornberry’s Agile Acquisition Plan: Iterative Advancements at the Department of Defense
(March 16, 2016)
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, has introduced his latest plan to increase acquisition agility and interoperability in programs at the Department of Defense ...
NDAA Makes Strong Strides Toward Acquisition Reform
(October 05, 2015)
Despite the veto threat looming over it, there is reason to cheer that the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) came in ahead of the December timeframe observers have come to expect. ...
Contractors Face Immediate Challenges on New DOD Cyber and Cloud Rule
(October 01, 2015)
An interim rule which went into immediate effect when it was released last month by the Department of Defense (DOD), DFARS Case 2013-D018 on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, ...