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1 Information Analysis Centers (IACs)
Post-Award Orientation Conference [TEMPLATE] [enter IAC name, DO #, and RA Org] Date of event

2 Purpose The purpose of this briefing is to:
Explain unique characteristics of the IAC model Identify stakeholders roles and responsibilities Establish a common understanding of cost, schedule, and performance expectations Discuss unique contract terms and conditions, RA requirements, IAC PMO requirements (e.g., STI), IAC approach, and assumptions

3 Agenda IAC Information Sharing Model
IAC model compared to typical contract BCO/TAT model for STI re-use Existing STI Search and Summary Key Personnel: Roles and Responsibilities IAC Contractor Personnel IAC Program Personnel Government Requiring Activity (RA) Personnel TAT Cost, Schedule, and Performance Expectations Reporting Requirements

4 “Information is the only commodity that increases in value the more it’s used.”
-IAC Program Management The IAC business model ensures that historical information is reused and enhanced with each new effort.

5 Traditional Contracts IAC Contracts
Limited Knowledge Base (Internal and Sub-contract) Extensive Knowledge Base (“Leverages the network” and builds on existing work at DTIC/IACs . Maintains a broad network that spans government/industry /academia.) Deliverables Flow ONLY to Customer (Usually unavailable to others) Deliverables Flow to DTIC (Become available to the broadest possible audience for reuse. The IAC Process requires each effort to build on this historical foundation.) Best Case Scenario: Information is reused within the company or program. Best Case Scenario: Information expands every time it’s reused.

6 IAC Model TATs build on IAC knowledge base
IACs serve as a ready tool for strategic, operational and tactical organizations within DoD and the broader community - Invest up-front in discovering and covering areas of strategic and tactical importance (IAC Basic Centers of Operations) - Scope of IACs represents current and emerging areas of DoD interest - Governance structure ensures relevance today and in the future - DDR&E / DTIC / IAC PMO - IAC Steering Committees comprising senior representatives of stakeholder organizations, across DoD and the interagency - Combat and enable strategic surprise by trend analysis and capacity building - Enable rapid response by proactive knowledge development - Customer-funded efforts build on knowledge to provide an efficient vehicle for rapid response (IAC Technical Area Tasks) - IACs draw on talent pool from government, industry, and academia - Enables collaboration between researchers and operational staff to provide timely and relevant support - Promotes cutting-edge concepts to reduce cost and risk, and increase the speed at which we deliver technical capabilities TATs build on IAC knowledge base This TAT will build on work contributed by past TATs and other Scientific and Technical Information (STI) This TAT will produce STI (technical deliverables) RA responsibility to approve, assign distribution statements, and release to DTIC

7 Key Personnel Roles and Responsibilities
IAC Contractor: Responsible for performance of the work outlined in the TAT SOW, per the accepted technical and cost proposal [Identify key personnel; may insert separate slide with details] Contracting Officer (CO): Responsible for administering and reporting compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract. Government representatives other than the CO are NOT authorized to take any action that alters the TAT. [identify name and contact info for CO] Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR): Responsible for ensuring the work complies with the terms and conditions of the contract, as assigned by the CO; relies on the RA for day-to-day monitoring [identify name and contact info for COR] Requiring Activity (RA): Responsible for day-to-day monitoring of technical performance; report any issues to the COR [identify name and contact info for RA] The RA is responsible for assigning an ACOR, see Appendix I & Appendix J

8 TAT Information Cost, Schedule, and Performance
insert charts covering cost, schedule, and performance data - provide as much detail as available; this material should provide the bulk of the content for the kick-off Consider the following: Objective PoP/schedule Tasks/Deliverables Reporting/Communications Assumptions/Risks Other information (per RA/IAC)

9 Reporting Requirements
Monthly/Quarterly[select one] Status Report will include information on: Cost, Schedule, Performance (planned vs. actual) at the task level Include information on deliverables funded, date funded, and status (delivered on [date], % complete, projected delivery) Funding information will be broken out by source in cases where multiple government offices are funding one TAT Specific format as mutually determined by IAC contractor and government RA Status reports are delivered to RA / ACOR and COR RA provides day-to-day monitoring of performance; ACOR is responsible for reporting any issues to COR and Contracting Officer In cases where multiple technical POCs are monitoring day-to-day performance of various individual tasks, the RA / ACOR serves as the focal point for performance monitoring ACOR serves as signature authority for SF298 for individual STI deliverables, and DD250 signature authority for final TAT close-out

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