The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) is organized as a public/private partnership made up of concerned citizens and public interest groups working together for the common good in an concered effort to overcome the barriers to failed Information Technology Acquisition reform efforts of the past.
Its mission is to provide the Obama-Biden Administration and National IT Leadership with a trusted collaborative structure and a 500 Day Transformation plan that details a roadmap for Streamlining the IT Acquisition Process and thereby assuring critical mission elements that are highly dependent on IT (Info Sharing, Cyber-Security, E-Health, E-Gov/E-Biz, Green IT).
The IT-Acquisition Advisory Council is formally organizing into a 501C3 with the support of transformation minded senior leaders from government, academia, industry and public interests concerns;
Government; Armed Service Committee, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Homeland Security Committee, Navy PEO, VA, OSD Health Affairs, SEC NAV, SecAF AQ, JFCOM, BTA, DCMA, GSA FAS, Army PEO EIS, FBI, White House, NSA, OSD ATL, OSD NII, DHS.
Academia/Public Interest; Harvard KSG, University of MD, MIT SLOAN, NDA, CMU SEI, DAU, BENS.org, HIMSS.org, NCOIC.org, CCIA.org, TheCGP.org, ICHnet.org, Aerospace Corp.
Industry; Trusted Computer Solutions, McKinsey, CGI, Accenture, Keane, Microsoft, Google, HP/EDS and a host of nationally recognized experts and former government officials.
The goal is to provide decision makers within White house, Congressional and Agency leadership in revamping IT Acquisition policies and processes required ensuring the effectiveness, timeliness and transparency of its estimated $177B investments. If properly applied, this effort could effect a major economic stimulus for one of the nationís greatest industries. An actionable IT reform roadmap would improve effectiveness and reduce the failure rate of major IT programs and the critical missions they support. The IT-AAC and its membership offer the administration a conflict free structure, body of knowledge, expertise and analytical mechanisms needed to enable sound decisions on critical issues confronting our national leadership.
The IT-AAC builds on the Interoperability ClearingHouse public/private partnership structure, seasoned thought leaders, and significant body of knowledge associated with 8 years of root cause analysis. The IT-AAC leadership recognizes the increased role technology plays in furthering our nationís Defense, Intelligence, Healthcare and E-government missions, and brings forth the knowledge and experience needed to make transformational decisions on policies, processes and investments.