From the Document: "It's a pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Software and IT-CAST [Information Technology Cost Analysis Solutions Team] Symposium! It comes as no surprise that innovation in software and information technology -- whether it be new products, processes or services -- marches along. The United States Government, long past the time of dictating and leading innovation, faces a crossroads; how does it keep apace to this new reality? Adding to the troubles is that cost has the dubious problem of being an unrecognized stakeholder. Resource allocation, financial information, and performance-based tracking is imperative for success and is a tenuous balancing act in acquisition, cost, and program management activities. Luckily, through this symposium and other venues we are tackling these inequities and searching for solutions that are aligned with the more traditional stakeholders."
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Software and IT Cost IPT Proceedings. Arlington VA. August 20-21, 2019