Communication between government and industry matters throughout the acquisition process. In last week’s episode, we dug into a common misconception that gets in the way of effective communication – namely a lack of clear agreement on what is fair game (or not) to communicate about. In the FAR, the phrase “open and frank communication” is one of the phrases used to describe that effective dialogue between both sides.

In the last episode, Kevin and Paul covered the things that the government does that get in the way of open and frank communication. If you haven’t listened to episode 445, please go back and listen to that one first. This one will make a lot more sense that way.

In this episode, they cover the other side of the open and frank communication: meaning the things that industry does (sometimes without knowing it) that gets in the way of open and frank communications. And like in the last episode, we provide some frameworks to help both sides increase these “open and frank communication” throughout each of the Acquisition Time Zones®.