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U.S. technology companies, which are accustomed to working at a fast pace, face significant barriers to working with the Intelligence Community. Changing acquisition rules to emphasize results and to reward investment and risk-taking would make government a more attractive business partner. Such reforms would encourage technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to enter the intelligence market.

INSA’s Technology and Innovation Council encourages involvement in the intelligence market by entrepreneurs, investors, and other technology innovators and promotes the development and application of technology to address the government’s most pressing intelligence challenges. The Council serves as a catalyst, leveraging the knowledge of INSA’s public and private sector members to motivate the development of new technology ideas and to identify non-traditional technology applications for quick, creative, and cost effective application.

Chair & Vice Chair 

Teresa Smetzer

Technology Council Chair

CEO, Smetzer Associates LLC

Sabra Horne

Technology Council Vice Chair

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, BMNT



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