Optimizing Incentives for Acquisition Innovation and Agility

June 28, 2023 & August 17, 2023

10:00 AM ET

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) and the George Mason University School of Business’ Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting cordially invite you to participate in a two-part webinar series on Optimizing Incentives for Acquisition Innovation and Agility. Each discussion will be enriched by the research papers authored by AIRC. The panel for each session will include a paper author, a government representative, and an industry member.

Please visit the event website and explore the papers for complete information. Registration is free.

Attendees can earn one Continuous Learning Point (CLP) and one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for this webinar.


Session 1: June 28, 2023, 10:00 AM ET

The first session, scheduled for June 28, will discuss Innovation for Digital Transformation and Policy Analytics.  This research effort evaluated the potential for an AIRC Policy Test Laboratory which would allow policy makers to test policies prior to execution. The panel will discuss the opportunities for such a policy test lab as well as the recommendations identified in the report.

The panelists for this session are Kristen Baldwin, Stephanie Halcrow, Ted Hanawalt, and William Rouse.

Session 2: August 17, 2023, 10:00 AM ET

The second session, scheduled for August 17, will focus on Incentives for Motivating Workforce Agility and Innovation. This report documents the pilot study conducted in partnership with the Air Force Installation Contracting Center and offers different approaches to motivating workforce agility and innovation.

The panelists for this session are Mike Rayo, Major General Alice Trevino (USAF), Denyce Carter, and Christopher Zember.


Kristen Baldwin_sq_1
Ms. Kristen Baldwin
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)
Mike Rayo_sq_1
Dr. Mike Rayo
Associate Professor of Cognitive Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University
Denyce Carter_sq_1
Ms. Denyce Carter
President-elect, National Contract Management Association
Dr. William B. Rouse
Dr. William B. Rouse
Research Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Ms. Stephanie Halcrow
Ms. Stephanie Halcrow
Senior Fellow, Baroni Center for Government Contracting
Alice Treviño_sq_1
Maj. Gen. Alice Treviño
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, US Air Force
Ted Hanawalt_sq_1
Dr. Ted Hanawalt
Director of Market Research, General Motors
Mr. Christopher Zember
Mr. Christopher Zember
AIRC Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology