The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) was created in 1989 by the ACT Board of Directors to provide an objective and vendor-neutral forum for obtaining advice from the private sector IT industry.
To bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications and understanding, solve issues and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing government’s ability to serve the nation’s citizenry.
- Provide a forum for studies and analysis of public sector management issues, arriving at IAC positions on these issues, and presenting the results to the Federal Chief Information Officers Council (FCIOC), the Procurement Executives Council (PEC), the Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC), the Offices of Management and Budget (OMB), ACT and other interested groups.
- Advise ACT, its councils, government managers and policy officials on the possible impacts of industry trends on government technology issues, serving as a sounding board for changes to federal regulations.
- Assist ACT and its councils in public relation and public affairs programs aimed at improving the health of government.
- Assist ACT and its councils in identifying professional speakers to deliver individual presentations on technical, administrative, or managerial topics, selected by the ACT or its councils.
- Provide education and training.
- Government issues drive the IAC agenda
- IAC activities will be ethical, transparent and open to all interested parties
- IAC shall be objective, fair and vendor/technology neutral
- IAC and its members shall not engage in business development or promotion
Membership in the Industry Advisory Council is open to any private sector organization interested in the government IT marketplace. Organizations interested in IAC membership shall pay an annual dues and commit to operating in accordance with the above principles.
Private sector organizations with no presence in the Washington, DC area may be entitled to join as Regional IAC members at a reduced rate. Contact the IAC Membership Department for details.