Public-Private Talent Exchange

Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Information



HCI is gearing up for the 2020 DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange Program. Watch the PPTE video to see highlights from the 2019 pilot program.

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. Maggie Sizer at 703-805-2387 or maggie.sizer@hci.mil.

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PPTE News

Capstone Events Held to Commemorate DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange Program Pilot

In July, participants of the 2019 DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) attended capstone events to commemorate the inaugural program. The DoD PPTE program was designed to foster communication between the private sector and government, which is beneficial to the department and industry. Plans are underway for the 2020 program, which will commence in January 2020.

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Ms. Lord meets with PPTE participants, along with industry representatives from Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, General Dynamics, Guidehouse, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon; and government civilians from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Research and Engineering, Defense Logistics Agency, Missile Defense Agency, and the Special Operations Command.


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PPTE participants meet with Aerospace Industries Association President Mr. Eric Fanning to thank him for AIA's support of the program.


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PPTE participants had the pleasure of meeting with PSC President and CEO Mr. David J. Berteau.



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.



DOD Launches Talent Exchange Pilot Program to Strengthen the Acquisition Workforce

On January 7, 2019, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) launched the Defense-Industry Talent Exchange Pilot Program. This acquisition-focused pilot program will enable 13 DOD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices. Read More