ACT-IAC names three new acquisition program leaders

Scott Simpson, Sandy Barsky and Terrell Russell take up roles on the advisory board.
The General Services Administration (GSA) Headquarters building. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

ACT-IAC has named three new leaders for its technology acquisition program.

DHS Digital Transformation Lead Scott Simpson has taken up the role of government chair, and Sandy Barsky from Oracle becomes industry vice chair. ACT-IAC has also installed Terrell Russell from JPI Dev as programs chair.

The trio take over from outgoing leaders Jaime Gracia, Kevin Youel Page and Lisa Zellers, respectively.

Through its communities of interest, ACT-IAC works to foster collaboration between specific agencies and federal technology contractors.


The three new industry group leaders started work on July 1.

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a public-private partnership focused on improving government through the application of information technology. It was first established in 1979 as the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include details of all three new appointments.

Dave Nyczepir

Written by Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He was previously the news editor for Route Fifty and, before that, the education reporter for The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. He covered the 2012 campaign cycle as the staff writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine and Maryland’s 2012 legislative session as the politics reporter for Capital News Service at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his master’s of journalism.

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