...the Defense Department has had sufficient authority to fundamentally change its acquisition practices for decades. Yet, the most flexible authorities available to government personnel go largely ignored.
“. I think that we perform best as a small group that focuses on partnerships between different companies and federal agencies” Camron Gorguinpour Principal at Woden LLC
...Over decades, a highly specialized group of government and industry officials have become skilled at navigating the myriad of public and private interests, regulations, and political toxicity surrounding defense acquisition programs. A relatively small number of people operate a system that is much closer to a nationalized defense industry than an open marketplace, yet they are judged in terms that are irrelevant to the quality of their work or the performance of the acquisition system as a whole....
Wōden co-founder Camron Gorguinpour joined Federal News Radio host John Gilroy on his show Federal Tech Talk to discuss open systems architecture, innovation, and bending the cost curve in acquisition.