May 7, 2018 / Ed Jameson /

(Department of Defense) Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, DARPA, MDA, NRO, CIA, etc. Here, Program Officers decide whose technology is exciting to them (as opposed to a peer review process). Then, a Contracting Officer negotiates the terms and conditions of the award, while the DCAA performs an in person audit to make sure the awardee has an acceptable accounting system for doing business with the Government.

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