Acquisition Innovation Roundtables (AIRs)

Acquisition Innovation Roundtables (AIRs) are reciprocal learning events hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer under the auspices of their Acquisition Innovation in Motion (AliM) initiative. These events typically involve small groups of government and industry leaders who work together to discuss and propose improvements to targeted business processes. 

The Suitability and Security Program AIR

  • This event focused on identifying knowledge gaps from a DHS and industry perspective regarding the contractor fitness and security vetting process, and potential ideas for improving the speed, transparency, and communication with industry further consideration by DHS that might improve the system.

The Request for Information (RFI) AIR

  • This event focused on identifying knowledge gaps related to the RFI process, understanding cost drivers, motivators, and the industry decision-making process, as well as the unintended consequences of specific communications or actions (or lack thereof) related to RFIs.

The Industry Perspective AIR

  • This event focused on identifying information on industry practices and decision-making that should be incorporated into training programs at the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute.