The aggressively evolving landscape of rapid acquisition requires both Government and Industry to adapt and be prepared to pivot at a dramatically accelerated pace. Other Transaction Authorities, Consortia, Middle-Tier Rapid Prototyping and Fielding, Partner Intermediaries, Pitch events, Hackathons, and the like have reshaped how technology is identified, researched, developed, tested, and transitioned to the field. For industry, this means that the pipeline for production may very well begin in a nontraditional manner.
Join us in a live webinar with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, the Honorable James “Hondo” Geurts, Michelle Hodges, Senior Contracting Official for the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, and other esteemed guests for a discussion of “Mamba Acquisition: Incorporating new techniques; experimenting; missing shots, and learning from mistakes, fearlessly.” Attendees will hear first hand how the DOD and industry partners are leveraging and adjusting to new authorities and techniques for rapidly transitioning technology, and gathering lessons learned along the way.
Keynote: The Honorable James “Hondo” Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
Moderator: Benjamin McMartin, Esq., Managing Partner at Public Spend Forum
Michelle Hodges, Senior Contracting Official for the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
Anne Laurent, Director of Professional Practice and Innovation at National Contract Management Association, and Founder of the Acquisition Innovators Hub
Bernice Kiyo Glenn, Senior Consultant at NineTwelve Institute, specializing in U.S. – Partner Nation collaboration