William EggersÂ andÂ Max Meyers ofÂ Deloitte wrote in an FCW articleÂ published Thursday that federal agencies can â€œspin inâ€ commercial technological capabilities by implementing four investment strategy models used in the venture capital market.
Those models are industrial base, accelerators, open architecture and strategic partnerships.
The Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organizationâ€™s move to identify and establish a set of tech suppliers reflects an industrial base partnership. Eggers and Meyers called that partnership a â€œvariant of a broader â€˜portfolioâ€™ investment strategy, which can help source products whose usage is well understood through innovative acquisition approaches and venture funding arms.â€
They noted that accelerators illustrate an â€œearly-stageâ€ investment strategy that provides startups with access to customer insights, assets, sector expertise and other resources to further develop less mature products.
Meyers and Eggers also discussed the strategic partnership and open architecture models by citing the United Nationsâ€™ partnership with Mastercard and the National Institute of Healthâ€™s Data Commons cloud-based platformÂ as examples.
Eggers is executive director of Deloitteâ€™sÂ Center for Government InsightsÂ and Meyers is a manager at Deloitte Consultingâ€™s government and public services practice.