Enable commercial companies to more effectively collaborate with the Federal Government using commercial practices, as much as possible:
- We assist member companies to better understand government directions, funding, programs, and objectives.
- We benchmark and share knowledge about conducting R&D and commercial contract activities with the gov’t to increase member effectiveness and revenue in these transactions.
- We monitor Federal Acquisition Legislation, Regulations, and Policies and encourage the adoption of commercial practices that lower acquisition costs to the government and promote US economic growth and job creation.
- We educate and inform government stakeholders about the potential
contribution of member companies.
- Meet with Federal Agencies, laboratories, and government funded institutes and consortia to:
- Learn about their priorities, programs, objectives, processes, and technology needs,
- Communicate technology strengths of IDCC companies that might best match their needs (or best meet their program goals)
- Discuss the processes and barriers that impede government access to the very best developments in commercial R&D labs.
- Learn about capabilities and developed technologies.
- Obtain valuable contacts in Federal Agencies to promote your company’s business and R&D.
- Learn about and respond (as requested) to existing and proposed statutory and regulatory actions that affect commercial enterprise interactions with the Federal government.
- Work for clear, broadly used definition of Commercial Entity, Commercial Item, and non-traditional contractor.
- Track changes in acquisition procedures/policy and support acquisition reform improvements that more closely parallel the commercial business practices.
- Promulgate and learn how best to use commercial practices in government agreements, as well as, understand issues for government contract options.
- Collect tools and examples of commercial to government agreements including OTA and TIA’s.
- Define opportunities for training.
- Understand and mitigate the contract burden of traditional government contracts.
- Identify opportunities to simplify government contracting and execution.
IDCC Chairpersons 1991-Present
- Robert C. Spreng, 3M
- Gregory Barthold, Aloca
- Fred Abbott, DuPont
- Ward Collins, Dow Corning
- Merritt Marquardt, 3M
- Vincent Sullivan, IBM
- Stanley D. Fry, Eastman Kodak
- Fred J. Quan, Corning, Inc.
- James W. Brown, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
- Chris Herbst, Eaton Corporation
- Scott Boyce, Dow Chemical Co.
- Diane Guerrazzi, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
- Neil O'Brien, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
- Morgan Sibbald, The Sherwin Williams
- Russell Smith, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
- Mitch Dibbs, Dow Chemical Co.
- Morgan Sibbald, The Sherwin Williams Co.
- Michelle Toth, The Dow Chemical Co.