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IAC meets with Team Obama

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Updated at 8:28p ET

A group representing the non-profit Industry Advisory Council met this week with the Obama transition team, and the group is expected to (finally) release its transition documents next week — likely as soon as Monday.

The meeting went very well, according to a Friday e-mail to industry group’s leadership from IAC Executive Director Ken Allen. “They told us that they recognized the importance of IAC and that this was their first meeting with an IT group.” And he indicated that the IAC transition papers will be sent to IAC members and posted on the IAC Web site on Monday.

As IAC announced at the Executive Leadership Conference in October, the group has been hosting a Transition Study Project, which they described as “a group that is developing recommendations on the strategic use of information technology (IT) for the next Administration and Congress.” At the time, the transition group highlighted 10 areas that it was studying:

  • Acquisition Process Improvement
  • Budget Challenges
  • War on Terror
  • Healthcare
  • Energy and Environment
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Entitlement Programs
  • Disaster Protection
  • Financial and Regulatory Reform
  • Government Management

Read GCN’s story from ELC here.

The transition reports were slated to be released in November, but… they were delayed for a number of reasons.

There are apparently now two so-called “capstone papers” — one on IT as a strategic weapon, and another on returning innovation to the federal government.

UPDATE: As mentioned, I got an update tonight from an IAC insider:

We will definitely be releasing the papers Monday. There are 4 total on Monday and more through the next two weeks. The will be on the website…

So… we’ll be watching on Monday.

Read Allen’s full memo… and the IAC original press release on the transition project… after the break.
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Written by cdorobek

December 12, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Posted in Industry, Transition

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