Director, Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Rob Coen
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States

As the 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 CIO-CS – 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, assisted acquisitions, business development and finance. He has extensive knowledge of federal contracting regulations and the acquisition process, and holds a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-Level III) 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) and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).  Mr. Coen earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Massachusetts.