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Leverage FFRDC SMEs to

Government needs help from the private sector in applying aggressive Risk Management practices to the procurement, development and implementation of complex IT solutions. Some FFRDCs are empowered by the FAR to provide conflict-free advice in honest brokerage roles to government leaders faced with complex IT challenges. I suggest you engage SMEs from those FFRDCs as objective reviewers of most aspects of riskier IT acquisition and IT development programs, from acquisition and procurement, through development and implementation -- to help the government ensure that IT solution providers, whether insourced or outsourced, actually deliver on the promise of those investments.

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