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Acquisition Innovation






The Innovation Lab is a DOC forum designed to facilitate the use of innovative and underutilized acquisition techniques and smart program management tools throughout the acquisition and program lifecycle.  The Lab provides a safe environment to explore new ideas, share lessons learned, and promote best practices. It provides a catalyst for institutionalizing changes that promote innovation and managed risk-taking through iterative review, analysis, and refinement of techniques.

The goal of the Lab is to promote and support the Big ”A” concept by educating, inspiring, supporting, and fostering collaboration among the acquisition team to achieve the following objectives:

  • Improve mission outcomes
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the acquisition system
  • Lower barriers for acquisition innovation
  • Reduce time from “I need” to “I have”
  • Increase effective competition
  • Reduce administrative burden
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