IDCC, Integrated Dual-use Commercial Companies, was formed in 1991 by major commercial firms focused on improving the effectiveness of their collaborations (including R&D) with the Federal government
Enable commercial companies to more effectively collaborate with the Federal Government using commercial practices, as much as possible:
- By monitoring Federal Acquisition legislation, regulations, and policies to encourage the adoption of commercial practices that lower acquisition costs to the government and promote US economic growth and job creation
- By assisting member companies to better understand government directions, programs, and objectives.
- By educating and informing government stakeholders about the potential contribution of commercial companies.
- By benchmarking and sharing knowledge regarding government R&D and commercial contract activities to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of these operations