Acquisition Innovation Hub

Welcome to NCMA’s innovation hub. We invite you to provide your insight with us: share your success stories, comment, pass along ideas and articles to colleagues, and suggest new ideas. Send them all to me, Anne Laurent, Director, Professional Practice and Innovation, at [email protected].


Acquisition Innovation Weekly News

It’s a challenge to keep up with all the acquisition innovations flooding in to bring new products and processes to government programs. The Acquisition Innovation Weekly curates the news, research, and reports so you don't have to.

Read Acquisition Innovation Weekly


Contract Management Magazine's Innovation's Column

These monthly columns feature examples of innovation in and around the contracting community, bringing you ideas, approaches, methods tools to inform and challenge you to explore and attempt new approaches.


Contract Management Magazine's Supply Lines

Welcome to Supply Lines, a bimonthly column in Contract Management about the intersection of supply chain management and contract management.


Outside the Box Blog

Thoughtful commentary every week from Anne Laurent and the community about trends, surprises, lessons, and cautions in pursuit of Acquisition Innovation.

Read all Outside the Box Blog Posts


Power to the Solution-Makers

In December 2019, during GCMS, NCMA held a brainstorming session focused on the biggest challenges in the contracting profession. Nearly 800 contract professionals participated and voted to select the top contracting challenges. The top three were assigned to “Solution Activators” who championed each problem statement. These are their solutions.


What Works in Innovation

Read about successful innovations as they are happening. Learn how innovators are using new procurement authorities, waivers, and the full flexibilities in acquisition regulations along with experimental commercial purchasing techniques. We are looking for your stories so submit a What Works in Innovation entry form today.

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