The Acquisition Innovation Research Center

Cultivating Innovative and Transformative Research Across Academia, Government, and Industry


Improve Acquisition Outcomes

A learning organization that reaches across DoD to enable innovation and evidence-based decision making through policy, organizational change management, and workforce development.

Annual Research Review

November 15, 2022 | Washington, DC | Hybrid

This day presented a focused review of the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) research portfolio to sponsors and the broader government, industry, and academic communities.


AIRC provides a collaboration platform for engaging stakeholders within the extended DoD Acquisition Enterprise, thought leaders from across the nation, and researchers across academia.

Defense Data Grand Prix

Registration for Heat 3 Now Open

The Defense Data Grand Prix is an academic competition organized by the AIRC to increase awareness of Defense Acquisition System challenges, decisions, and processes. For Heat 3 (Fall 2022), competitors will implement an approach to making data accessible for analyses.

AIRC In the Press

In the Press is where members of the AIRC network are featured, thinking outside the box, transforming the status quo, and contributing their extensive knowledge and experiences to the domain of acquisition innovation.

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