A solution to improve 1102 output and efficiency? in Contracting Workforce Posted 9 hours ago · Report reply Recently I participated in a discussion where it was asserted that technology is moving faster than (government) contracting can keep up with it. I'm not going to give any specifics. Suffice to say that there were certain, known, threats to military assets that we had the technology in our hands to address, but we could not get it to the requiring activity quickly enough to address the threats. The assertion was that the contract SOW didn't permit it, or that the modification process took too long (because of the need to determine price reasonableness), or some other perfectly understandable acquisition-related requirement. It was frustrating to the technical folks, who had the right solutions but who were prohibited from providing them. I'm not complaining; I'm posting this because it's a commonly held belief that the limit on innovation is found in the acquiring activity and not in the requiring activity. In this particular discussion, I was not able to disagree with that belief.