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Market Insight: Public-Private Partnerships — An Emergent Sourcing Option to Accelerate U.S. Federal Digital Transformation

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00341408

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann

Summary

Public-private partnerships are uncommon in federal IT. However, as the pace of private sector innovation increases and digital platforms rise, they could emerge as a sourcing option. We provide technology strategic planners with four steps to assess their potential for growth.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What Is a Public-Private Partnership?
  • Favorable Conditions for P3s in Federal IT
  • Potential Government Digital IT P3 Scenarios
    • Fee-Based Solutions Lend Themselves Uniquely Well to P3s
    • P3s Could Also Accelerate the Growth of Digital Ecosystems

Background and Context

The Impact

  • Recommendations

Conclusion

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