Ben Allen
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Ben Allen is the Director for Acquisition Solutions at Appian. He has been at Appian for 19 years delivering Federal Civilian and Department of Defense (DoD) solutions on the Appian platform. For over a decade now, Ben has specialized in government acquisition and creating Appian solutions to satisfy our customer’s most complex acquisition requirements. In his current role at Appian, Ben is responsible for the development of Acquisition Solutions for the government market. He works closely with our customers as well as staying active in the acquisition community to understand the current and emerging acquisition landscape and how best to apply Appian. Ben holds a BS in Economics and a BA in Computer Science from Duke University.

The Impact of the AI Executive Order on Government Procurement

This article was originally featured on the Appian Blog. Read read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Artificial intelligence (AI) holds the potential to enhance efficiency, streamline processes, and improve decision-making across various government sectors. But without robust safeguards, there…

4 Steps for Increasing Competition in the Government Acquisition Process

This article is part of a larger piece that was previously published on the Appian Blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. It is in the best interest of the government to encourage competition between vendors to…

5 Considerations for Managing the Government Acquisition Lifecycle

This article originally appeared on the Appian Blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Acquisitions impact every aspect of the public sector—every local, state, and federal government agency needs to buy goods and services to achieve mission…




We launched GovDevSecOpsHub to focus on the next evolution of application development, DevSecOps, which brings cybersecurity teams and tools into the development process sooner so that applications are more secure and safeguarded against cyber threats.

In  GovDevSecOpsHub we’ll look at the evolution from traditional software and application development to the DevOps model. We’ll talk about the importance of moving from DevOps to DevSecOps. We’ll highlight the technologies and cultural changes necessary to make this shift happen. And we’ll profile government organizations and executives that are the “boots on the ground” as the government pivots towards the DevSecOps model.