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.
Draft Partnering Paper
Collaborative Working A3
Defense Related Association Meeting - Jul 19
Charleston Post IGE Workshop - Aug 11
PACOM IGE Workshop - Sep 20
CEO Roundtable - Nov 16
2016 Meeting Archive