The Defense Department’s small contract approach to emerging technologies isn’t helping attract business, a panel of analysts told Congress.
Pitch days are growing in popularity. They often go with the use of non-traditional acquisition techniques.
The Air Force’s second Pitch Day is looking for technologies facing the final frontier.
The Air Force is expanding its industrial base and it’s thinking outside the box to do it.
Starting this week, the Air Force says it wants to introduce new participants into its supplier base where it will sign one-page contracts with small businesses.
The new program blueSHIFT will help the U.S. Air Force focus on awarding contracts to creative, small businesses, Secretary Heather Wilson says.