NITAAC will be exhibiting at this event.
The “Big Bang” of acquisition innovation is gaining power as it spreads government-wide, from bottom to top and side to side. The most expansive explosion of transformational change in 25 years just keeps growing, motivated by mission-driven urgency. Government needs to buy faster at the cutting-edge of technology. The pressure’s on to shrink lead times, shorten delivery cycles, and flex to innovators’ needs.
Modernizing obsolete, or soon to be dated, technology no longer is good enough. Agencies need to buy tomorrow’s solutions today using streamlined and expanded procurement authorities. Industry and inventors are leading the exponential solution innovations, so government is finding ways to engage new suppliers with new business models. The government workforce is gaining new skills to buy digital technology, discovering how to work alongside ‘bots, employ artificial intelligence, and protect supply chain integrity. Leading program and procurement professionals are working toward a future of embracing risk and managing it, building deep market and supplier intelligence, communicating continuously and collaboratively with industry, reducing the total cost of owning and maintaining what they purchase, and brokering new kinds of relationships with nontraditional suppliers.
This is Acquisition Innovation in Action, our theme for the Acquisition Excellence 2019 Conference. We’ve moved past introducing innovation. It’s time to explain how it’s succeeding and spreading.
Join us March 12 and you’ll leave inspired, intrigued, challenged, amused and excited. We promise! You’ll take away tools, techniques, new methods and approaches, ideas, suggestions, and encouragement. You’ll interact with the best practitioners of innovative activity. They will take you inside innovation labs, open the doors of tech scouting outposts, invite you into the Institute for Innovation acquisition projects, guide you through new legislative authorities and introduce you to an army of virtuous insurgents pushing the limits of procurement speed, agility and effectiveness.
Most important, you’ll take with you an expanded network, new energy, and support for learning, innovating, and thriving in a thrilling, sometimes chilling, ever changing era of continuing acquisition evolution.