Offers You Can’t Refuse: An Overview Of DPAA’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative
Author(s): Michael R. Dolski
This presentation describes DPAA’s Strategic Partnerships program, which is a novel effort within DoD to leverage the resources and expertise of external sources. Partnership categories broadly include public-private partnerships (P3s), grants, cooperative agreements, voluntary arrangements, and even contracts. The intent is to expand or improve DPAA’s ability to account for the missing by selectively outsourcing some components of the overall workload. In addition, DPAA pursues initiatives that create a foundation of relevant skills, experience, and interest in the larger community. Over time, DPAA hopes to have a partnership capacity that responds to specific requirements, such as a field recovery of a loss site, while also serving as a conduit for trained, interested personnel to assist with the mission in a variety of ways. Partnerships, naturally, depend upon identifying common interests and fostering truly collaborative endeavors. To date, DPAA has partnered with other government entities, universities, private organizations, NGOs, and individuals.
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Offers You Can’t Refuse: An Overview Of DPAA’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative. Michael R. Dolski. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435110)
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