Peace!Guy TimberlakeChief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer
Thank you Steve Kelman!
Last week I talked about the importance of qualifying the purpose and person
Government/Industry and Industry/Industry meetings in order to
achieve mutual benefit along with the all important desired results.
This week Mr. Kelman comments in Federal Computer Week: "Effective communication between government and industry can save money and prevent misunderstandings
Do I sense the continuation of a trend?
For years, conversations have occurred by and between Government, and
Industry as to the need for useful discussions to occur during the
development process of requirements.
Mr. Kelman states: "An important reason to work with contractors in the first place is the
fact that they have knowledge the government doesn’t. When government
doesn’t take advantage of that knowledge before issuing an RFP, it
Seems straightforward to me.
A couple of years ago during my participation in a roundtable event hosted
by Air Force senior leadership, one of the concerns expressed had to do
with the significant increase in protests. One conclusion arrived at
during the two day discussion cited that better communications could
reduce protests. This same sentiment was also expressed at a recent
day-long session with VA leadership.
As in any relationship, communication can be the root to preventing good intentions from being lost in translation.