US Acquisition Process-- Stay the Course or Change

September 18, 2018
Hosted by Jose Negron

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The US Acquisition process is under scrutiny. Weapon systems quality and quantity are impacted by their acquisition cycles. How can we improve the US Acquisition Processes? What are the limits or constrains for future weapon system development? What are the key steps in becoming an US Acquisition manager? In 2007, the Panel found that defining requirements is key to achieving the benefits of competition because procurements with clear requirements are far more likely to produce competitive, fixed-price offers that meet customer needs. Also, the Panel found that the government invested in requirements definition less than the private sector, and that better requirements definition would help facilitate implementation of performance based acquisition (PBA). Are these statements correct? Joins me & my guest, Pasquale Gambatese Jr. with over 30 years’ acquisition experience, as we discuss US Acquisition processes; should we Stay the Course or Change.

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Jose Negron

Jose Negron

Mr. Jose Negron is CEO/President at AVANTI Technologies, Inc., an Annandale, Virginia, veteran-owned small business. He retired from the USAF in 2005 in the rank of Colonel after 29 years of service.

Mr. Negron has 40 years of government and commercial experiences working on major technology programs, analytical activities with budgetary consequences, and pioneered research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His program manager experiences were tested leading to major application and research successes, in 1994 he led the Sarajevo/Rwanda Humanitarian relief effort with Geneva AirOps, Switzerland, in 1999 organized the first interaction to structure how the USAF Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) was to deploy, in 2000 led the analytic/tech study for the Air War over Serbia, led the 2004 1st DARPA Grand Challenge Autonomous Vehicle event across the Mojave desert. Currently, he leads two medical revolutionary efforts: 1) Numobag for advanced wound care, and 2) NeuChroma vision glasses, and today, the visionary for the technical understanding and visualization of electronic warfare (radio frequency) and cyber digital formats with impacts on humanity.

Mr. Negron’s technical insights are often sought out to assist or lead the future planning of research efforts as the result of his past successes to plan, schedule, integrate, and execute one-of-a-kind programs or activities leaving a positive mark on our nation and globally.

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