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Industry official: If the baby is ugly, say so

Don't count on the government to build government/industry trust all by itself, said Trey Hodgkins, vice president of national security and procurement policy at TechAmerca.

"Industry has to change its behavior also to build the trust that’s being discussed,” Hodgkins said. “Industry has to be able to tell the government customer, ‘you’re off on the wrong foot, your baby is ugly.’”

 Hodgkins was serving as a panelist at an event hosted March 1 by the Association of Management Consulting Firms.

The discussion continued an ongoing theme of building those relationships.

Posted by Alyah Khan on Mar 01, 2011 at 12:11 PM


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