Public-Private Talent Exchange

Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Information

DoD has launched the pilot of the Public-Private Talent Exchange. The six month acquisition exchange enables DoD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices. The exchange program targets high-performing, mid-career civilians with demonstrated leadership potential.

Questions may be directed to Ms. Aissa Tovar at 703-805-5237 or aissa.tovar@hci.mil.

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PPTE News

DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange Participants Meet With Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment – Mid-Point Feedback

On March 28, 2019, the Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, United States Department of Defense (DoD), met with the 5 DoD and 5 private sector participants of the inaugural DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange. This groundbreaking acquisition-focused pilot exchange program targets high-performing, mid-career civilians with demonstrated leadership potential. These trailblazers are midway through their six-month exchange assignments. Participants shared highlights of their experience thus far and ideas for improving the program for those who follow.

Lord emphasized the importance of using this great exchange experience to improve DoD-Industry partnering and communication.

Key highlights from participants included being quickly engaged as part of the team, gaining exposure to a new business culture, operations and challenges, and each other’s approach to decision making. Participants will take these valuable insights back to their home organization.

The next cohort of exchange participants will commence in January 2020.

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The Honorable Ellen M. Lord takes a photo with the DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange program participants after the March 28, 2019, mid-point feedback session.



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