Industry-Government Engagement (IGE)

Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) is the cornerstone on which SAME was founded.  Our Society was formed in 1920 to: "...promote solidarity and co-operation between engineers in civil and military life...."  IGE is not about selling government access to industry partners to increase contracting probability.  IGE is about sharing knowledge and best practices, conducting joint training with government and industry that mimics real-world situations, and collaborating on issues at every level in order to achieve consensus, efficiency and transparency.  True IGE benefits industry, government and directly contributes to national security.  According to the Strategic Plan, by 2020:The SAME Industry-Government Engagement Plan should be effectively producing viable solutions that enhance industry/government collaboration and add value to joint efforts to improve America’s infrastructure.  It should establish local recognition of the role of SAME among all levels of government, industry, academic and business interests.  There are many ways that SAME members can make a difference at all levels of IGE.

  1. Host an Issues Workshop.  Issues workshops are now being tracked in annual Post reports and part of Streamer Requirements.  If you are not sure how to get started, please contact Kathy Off,, 703-549-3800 ext. 153.
  2. Sponsorship of uniformed service members as they PCS to new locations. (National Standard coming soon)
  3. Participate in the annual joint Table Top Exercise (TTX) at the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC).  Click here to see 2016 participants.
  4. Apply to attend a CEO Roundtable.  The last event was held in conjunction with the 2017 Small Business Conference.  There will be a SAME Perspectives produced soon, addressing project delivery through a Model Collaborative Partnering Agreement.  We are posturing this paper to influence policy.  Stay tuned. 
  5. Share SAME Perspectives (below) with other industry and government professionals.

Resources & Documents

SAME 2020 Strategic Plan  OMB Guidance on Conferences
  2017 Industry-Government Engagement Plan   Army Chief of Staff Guidance on Interaction with Associations 
 SAME Perspectives, Vol. 1  NFE FAQs


Events & Archives

2017 Meetings

Defense Related Association Meeting - Jul 19

Charleston Post Issues Workshop - Aug 11

PACOM Issues Workshop - Sep 20


CEO Roundtable - Nov 16


2016 Meeting Archive