"Government should be collaborative... Executive departments and agencies should use innovative tools, methods and systems to co-operate among themselves, across all levels of government, with nonprofit organizations, businesses and indviduals in the private sector."
President Barack Obama
"ACT and IAC represent a model of how government and industry can work together, particularly at a time when partnerships often exist in name only."
Federal Computer Week
The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry exchange information and collaborate on technology issues in the public sector.
To be the premier authoritative source for innovation, collaboration and leadership in the government IT community.
Facilitate communication among the managers and users of IT, the government agencies (Federal, state, local and international) regulating those technologies, industry and the academic community.
Improve government through the efficient and innovative application of information technology assets.
Provide training and education to enhance the competence of the workforce at the federal, state and local levels of government.
Promote the public sector information technology profession.
- Government issues drive the agenda
- All activities will be ethical, transparent and open to all parties
- Activities will be objective, fair and vendor/technology neutral
- No lobbying or business development
Full-time government employees participate in the organization as members of the American Council for Technology. Membership is free.
Private sector information technology companies serving the government IT marketplace participate as members of the Industry Advisory Council. Companies pay annual dues based on their government revenues.
Full-time academics and students may participate as members of ACT at no charge.