Robert Coen


Acting Director
NIH IT Acquisition and Assessment Center GWAC Program, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

As the Acting Director of The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), Robert Coen sets the strategic vision for this NIH GWAC program, which consists of three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) valued at $50 billion. These contract vehicles – CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business and ECS III – enable any Federal Agency to quickly and easily procure information technology (IT) products, services and solutions in support of their agency missions. The goal of the NITAAC program is to be the preeminent “go-to” provider of quality IT products and services to the federal government, enabling agencies to accomplish their missions through the use of innovative government-wide acquisition contracts in an efficient and economical manner.

Mr. Coen directs a staff of 45 employees responsible for all aspects of the NITAAC GWAC Program: contracts administration, IT systems and support, customer service, contract holder relations, program outreach, business development and finance. He has extensive knowledge of federal contracting regulations and the acquisition process, and holds a Level 3 Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-3) in Contracting from the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Mr. Coen has over 20 years of experience leading innovation in finance, business development and acquisition programs for the federal government. He is a 2012 ACT-IAC Partner, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC). Mr. Coen earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Massachusetts.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

7:30AM - Noon

FREE for government and military attendees

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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