Disrupting Acquisition Blog
Emerging technologies aren’t just for the future. Contracting Officers can incentivize industry and academia to use them on Government contracts now and speed up their journey into the mainstream.
When using Other Transactions for Prototype that might evolve to a follow-on that must include system integration, think far ahead of any problems, all the way back to the beginning of the acquisition strategy.
Competing buying offices can be a Program Manager’s fantasy and a Contracting Officer’s nightmare. Making buying offices compete to take on new work will never work without one thing: manpower.
Want to figure out if your organization is broken? Look at the employees you hold up as heroes and why.
Leaders make policy with certain intentions, but will the workforce interpret it as intended? How can a leader help the workforce better understand the intent?
Even if you think you understand the other person and what they need, you may not know that you see the subject entirely differently and if you don’t know that, you won’t have a meeting of the minds.
Tired of swimming upstream in Acquisition? Fortunately, there’s another way to get there.
Sometimes the best mentor is from a generation born after yours. Even if you’re a well-known, well-respected mentor to younger generations, you can still learn from others in what some refer to as “reverse mentoring.”
We may all order from the same menu but different requirements mean different dishes or even different ways of eating the same dish. The same is true of using the six pathways of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. We can focus specifically on the pathway to what we need instead of eating the dish that fits someone else’s diet better than ours.
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