Join thought leaders and practitioners in federal acquisition for a survey of the landscape to accelerate science and technology innovation.  Acquisition-X is an exciting professional development symposium that will clarify a range of complimentary alternative acquisition authorities that allow the government to get down to business.  Compelling speakers will highlight strategies and share ideas about where it is going.

Progress is being made by smart teams learning and implementing different approaches. Explore the current goings-on and the obvious potential to vastly improve success on the business side of innovation.

This important event will highlight acquisition strategies and business approaches backed by straight forward authorities that should be understood – focused on achieving mission goals. Other Transactions and complimentary authorities open the aperture to allow the government to adopt commercial-like practices based on common sense to better interface with those outside of the system.  By allowing goals rather than rules to be the basis of the contractual relationships, real roll-up your sleeves mission oriented business can get done.  This encourages greater collaboration and focus on problem-solving not just solutions.  This is fertile ground for re-shaping how the government thinks about assembling teams, engaging partners and structuring transactions…

Participant networking and discussion is encouraged.

Who should attend?

  • Program Managers
  • Leadership & Program Executives
  • Contracting
  • Legal
  • Contracting
  • Industry Large & Small
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Consortia Managers
  • Funding Partners
  • Research Institutes

Why should you attend?

Meet fellow acquisition strategists:  Connecting and creating community with other alternative acquisition innovators is an important benefit of attending. The people you meet here can become a supportive network and valuable source of information.

Stay motivated:  Acquisition-X will help overcome the challenges of bureaucratic resistance. Meet like-minded pros, who are changing the culture, and share experience.

  Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.

  1. a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements (such as resources or efforts)
  2. combined action or operation