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 arrangements backed by straight forward authorities that should be understood – focused on achieving mission goals.  These offer opportunity to drop the bureaucratic pretense and achieve real business success!  Other Transactions and complimentary authorities open the aperture to allow the government to adopt commercial-like principles based on common sense to better interface with those outside of the arcane 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.



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