ASI's Thought Leadership
ASI was founded as the thought leader in Acquisition. We continue to lead our industry through unparalleled perspectives on the topics of today and tomorrow. This year, we are focused on strategically repositioning and transforming Acquisition and its workforce through:
- “Quick Hit” Savings: methods that rapidly recover unused funds, identify real savings, stretch existing dollars, or increase the return on our clients’ investments to make an immediate impact on their operations in this fiscal year.
- Strategic Sourcing: frameworks and approaches for Enterprise Spend Management, methods for spend analysis, application of Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) approaches, and implementation of lessons learned from successes in public agencies and private industry – all focused on maximizing the buying power of the world’s largest purchaser, the federal government.
- Acquisition for IT Transformation: tools and processes like Acquisition for Agile IT Development that support planning, purchasing, and delivery of today’s IT services and solutions, including big data, cloud computing, cyber security, and shared services.
- Workforce: methods for finding, developing, and guiding successful acquisition professionals; rapidly increasing the capabilities of today’s acquisition and program management workforce; and enabling the workforce to thrive in the most challenging environment we have faced in recent memory.
3 Myths That Cripple Acquisition
No. 1: Government can be perfect
By Kimberly “Kymm” McCabe, ASI Government
This column is the first in a series about three myths that hamper government’s ability to modernize its acquisition process.
Government is held to a standard no industry, company or CEO must meet.
Congress, the media and most Americans seem to unquestioningly accept the myth that when our government plans and budgets for projects – no matter how large, daunting or new – they should achieve them exactly as planned, with no errors and no adjustments, 100 percent of the time.