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OTAs & Everything Else
Join us for a Special Edition of the Acquisition Talk Podcast series hosted by Eric Lofgren on breaking down barriers to entry in government contracting. Eric, also a Fellow at the Center for Government Contracting, will interview procurement expert Benjamin McMartin of the Public Spend Forum on the past, present, and future of contracting using Other Transactions Authority. What does military modernization look like? How do we go beyond innovation theater? Will new firms transition at scale in the defense industry? Join in the discussion and get your questions answered by Ben in a webinar event presented by George Mason's Center for Government Contracting.

Aug 11, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Benjamin McMartin
Managing Partner @Public Spend Forum
Benjamin McMartin is Managing Partner of the Public Spend Forum, a Washington DC-based firm dedicated to enabling open public markets worldwide. Ben is a nationally recognized expert, and speaker in Federal procurement and non-traditional acquisition methodologies, who spent more than a decade developing some of the most unique procurement solutions for the Department of Defense. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of defense policy and guidance for the use of Other Transaction Authorities and is a regular speaker on topics related to alternative acquisition methods, public procurement culture, and acquisition reform.
Eric Lofgren
Research Fellow and Webinar Moderator @Center for Government Contracting
Eric Lofgren is a Research Fellow at the Center for Government Contracting in the School of Business at George Mason University (GMU) where he performs research writes and leads initiatives on business, policy, regulatory, and other issues in government contracting. He manages the daily blog Acquisition Talk and produces a podcast with the same name where he speaks with leading experts in the field.