Center for Government Contracting Event Recap

  • December 12, 2023

    What is the value of prototyping to the defense industrial base? In July of this year, we discussed the importance of prototyping for the Department of Defense to quickly and effectively innovate and field emerging technologies. This webinar will explore the importance of prototyping for the defense industrial base to include the different types of prototyping as well as various ways prototyping helps support the infrastructure and workforce.

  • August 17, 2023

    The goal of the webinar is to discuss the challenges faced by the workforce to increase acquisition innovation and agility and explore approaches to modify incentives to achieve desired outcomes.

  • July 27, 2023

    Against the backdrop of the increasing hostilities and competition globally, this panel discussed the importance of prototyping for the Department of Defense to quickly and effectively innovate and field emerging technologies. The discussion also included lessons learned from recent prototyping activities as well as best practices for meeting future requirements.

  • July 20, 2023

    In a government acquisition context, the term “second sourcing” describes the practice of using at least two different suppliers to provide goods and services that are comparable or identical in form and/or function. Second sourcing was more commonly employed as a procurement method in the 1980s to introduce greater competition into the defense industrial base and cut costs for component parts, but it has become a relatively rare practice in modern defense procurement. This webinar examines second sourcing as a possible strategy within the defense acquisition toolkit to help accomplish this and other goals. Is it feasible, or even preferable, to revitalize second sourcing in a resource-constrained procurement environment geared toward single suppliers? If so, how do we do it best?

  • June 28, 2023

    The goal of the webinar is to explore how a policy test laboratory can help effectively leverage modeling and simulation to enable acquisition policy changes to achieve desired outcomes.

  • May 18, 2023

    In a Fireside Chat with Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Baroni Center, The Honorable Andrew Hunter, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shared his priorities in the FY24 budget submission that is under consideration on Capitol Hill, the performance of current Air Force acquisition programs, as well as the sustainment and replenishment of munitions.

  • May 4, 2023

    A video recording recording of the May 3 discussion with The Hon. Kevin Fahey, Dr. Christine Michienzi, and Dr. Jerry McGinn

  • February 14, 2023

    Across party lines, Presidents are increasingly relying on their authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA) to regulate government contract. The panel discussed trends in FPASA orders, the regulatory process and burden encompassing these orders, and their effects on the acquisition workforce and government contractor communities.

  • December 14, 2022

    Examines the impact of M&A strategy on company value in the government contracting community. Our empirical findings show that investors react positively to customer expansion but not as favorable to customer penetration, as financial markets appear to prioritize access to new revenue sources over improving efficiencies.

  • December 14, 2022

    Examines the impact of M&A strategy on company value in the government contracting community. Our empirical findings show that investors react positively to customer expansion but not as favorable to customer penetration, as financial markets appear to prioritize access to new revenue sources over improving efficiencies.