DoD Lawyers Enabling Business Innovation for R&D

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  In this episode Rick Dunn talks with LTC Dean Korsak from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate about the role government lawyers can take to enable business process innovation, using flexible contracts, to better deliver the fruits from … Continued

ACQUISITION BUREAUCRACY STRIKES BACK

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  In this episode Strategic Institute discusses the forces pushing back against innovation in business processes for federal R&D. Other Transactions authorities are flexible contracts that permit the government to experiment with different business approaches and arrangements in effort to … Continued

Congress Says Get Educated on Other Transactions, Again!

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In this episode Strategic Institute discusses the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in regard to acquisition for R&D, and specifically the report language, “strongly encouraging” DoD to educate the workforce in flexible acquisition authorities – other transactions. Other Transactions … Continued

Brief Heads Up On NDAA 2023 

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  Congress continues to broaden and show support for flexible contracting authorities meant to foster business innovations for delivering the fruits of federally funded research and development (R&D) more effectively.  Sections 842 and 843 of the recent National Defense Authorization … Continued

Year End: State of Innovative Acquisition and Education for Federal R&D

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  In this episode Strategic Institute gives a year-end review of education for innovative acquisition and flexible contracting authorities for federal R&D.  It has been five years since Congress mandated DoD to educate all ‘management, technical, and contracting’ personnel involved … Continued

Strategic Capital: Utilizing Private Funding to Improve Outcomes of Federal R&D

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    In this episode Strategic Institute’s Rick Dunn and special guests Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby and Sam Moyer discuss opportunities and potential challenges that wait ahead for the newly announced Department of Defense, Office of Strategic Capital; which seeks … Continued

Strategic Capital – 3rd Party Financing for Federal R&D and Innovation

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  In this episode Strategic Institute discusses how tapping outside funding, non taxpayer sources, can benefit federal R&D and innovation programs. We applaud the idea behind the recently announced Department of Defense, Office of Strategic Capital.  Strategic Institute with partners, … Continued

Obstacles to Learning: How the Federal Government Discourages Innovation and Hurts Stakeholders

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  In this episode Strategic Institute discusses factors in federal acquisition that prevent learning new approaches for delivering the fruits of research and development (R&D). Does previous indoctrination affect the ability to learn new things? Do Federal Acquisition Regulations limit … Continued

Federal Business for R&D: Step Beyond Ignorance

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  In this episode Strategic Institute goes strong on the message of positive transformation in federal acquisition for effectively delivering the fruits of R&D and new capabilities. The days of “my ignorance is as good as your knowledge,” responsible for … Continued

Other Transactions are a Team Sport – Teaming to Better Deliver the Fruits of Federal R&D

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  In this podcast episode Strategic Institute emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary teams that are empowered and protected by leadership for the purposes of exploring and exploiting the flexibility inherent in Other Transactions authorities, and the wide variety of business … Continued