Collaboration: Transcending Agencies and Sectors . Dr. Francis C. Spampinato Chief Acquisition Officer Department of Energy. Collaboration. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? Examples -DOE -Intelligence Community.
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Dr. Francis C. Spampinato
Chief Acquisition Officer
Department of Energy
Where have we been?
Where are we now?
Where do we want to be?
How do we get there?
Where we’ve been
-NPR, Striving for efficiency
Where we are
-”Contractors are crooks……..”
-”Government workers are roadblocks……”
-”GAO is constantly looking for gotchas..”
-”Congress is always pointing the finger”
-DHS—”First responders resistent to communications sharing”
-IAC---”I can’t get my work accomplished.”
-Reluctance to serve or get involved
-Exploding acquisition budgets, money
to spend, no time to talk
-Fleeting nature of some funds/programs
-COI Concerns (Paranoia??)
Where we need to go
-Collaboration in our agencies
-Collaboration across our agencies
-Collaboration with the private sector
-Collaboration with our stakeholders
-Recognize all players/sectors have and add value
-Discard the “us versus them” attitude
-Start early and communicate often
-Everyone on same page, upfront
-Spot potential problems early, develop resolution
-Focus on resolution, not fault
-Involve all stakeholders to the extent possible
-Internal (GC, IG, Audit)
-External (GAO, OMB, SBA, Hill)
-Reform in support areas (Security, General Counsel,
Audit) (procedural and/or communication/mitigation)
-DOE (High Risk Series)