CANCELLED Tuesday, February 12 – Innovation Toolkit Presented by Dan Ward

CANCELLED Tuesday, February 12 – Innovation Toolkit Presented by Dan Ward
Posted: 29 of January


Guest speaker Dan Ward will discuss a pair of toolsets designed to help the defense acquisition community improve acquisition outcomes and increase innovation. The first kit is a collection of three digital acquisition tools developed by MITRE and launched on the Defense Acquisition University website. The Adaptive Acquisition Framework and the Contracting Cone both aim to make it easier for acquisition professionals to explore the full range of strategy options available in today’s policy environment, while the Digital Other Transaction Guide provides practical information about OT’s. The second kit is a set of 24 methods and techniques teams can use to go beyond brainstorming and pursue innovative approaches to technology, policy, and other areas.

Dan Ward is the author of The Simplicity Cycle (HarperBusiness, 2015) and F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation (HarperBusiness, 2014). Dan is a principal systems engineer and innovation catalyst at the MITRE Corporation. He previously served for more than 20 years as an acquisition officer in the US Air Force, where he specialized in leading high-speed, low-cost technology development programs and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


5:00 – 5:30 Registration

5:30 – 6:00 Networking and Heavy Hor D’Oeuvres

6:00 – 7:00 Innovation Toolkit Presented by Dan Ward

7:00 – 7:30 Networking and Adjourn

One (1) drink ticket included in registration price.

The Incidentals:

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Waxy O’Connor’s, 94 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, MA 02420

Cost: NCMA Members and USG – $40. per person; General Public – $50.per person

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