Participation Low in DoD Program Tapping Industry Expertise
July 18, 2012
When the Defense Department launched a program last July enabling tech company executives to work up to a year for the department in an effort to swap expertise and perspectives, Debra Del Mar jumped at the chance.
For Del Mar, owner and managing partner of Vienna, Va.-based Vanguard Advisors LLC, the decision to offer DoD free expertise was as much a strategic one as it was an opportunity to test the waters of public service.
"I wanted to learn how the building [Pentagon] operated, how decisions were made [and] how programs are justified," Del Mar said.