DoD Public-Private Partnering (PPP) Workshop
In case you were not already aware, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (ODASD) for Maintenance Policy & Programs (MPP) has announced a cross-Service, government-industry Public-Private Partnering (PPP) workshop which will be held August 21-23, 2012 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. According to the announcement, the purpose of this session is to initiate process improvement projects aimed at enhancing our ability to establish and manage collaborative public-private product support to our Warfighters. In so doing, the intent is to support our mission of providing affordable readiness and availability that our warfighters require, while simultaneously improving both product and process effectiveness and efficiency.
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a proven way, and a key tool, in achieving these objectives. They also offer us a method to protect and enhance the critical capabilities of both the public and private sectors. While we have seen growth in the application of PPPs, and maturity in applying them, they can and should be used more broadly and more effectively throughout the Department. Accordingly, experienced PPP practitioners and key sustainment acquisition experts from across the military services and industry who are interested in developing strategies for greater effectiveness in partnering are invited to participate in this cross-service Public-Private Partnering Workshop.
The DoD Product Support Assessment Industrial Integration IPT is serving as steering committee for this initiative, and OSD Maintenance Policy & Programs office will facilitate with support from a team of black belts from the military services and industry. The meeting website is located at http://conference.usu.edu/osd, and includes information on registration, lodging and the workshop agenda.