Operating at the edge: Harnessing ‘as a service’ in the US government

| McKinsey Direct

Over the past several years, the US government (USG) has been exploring new ways to acquire capabilities. One emerging pathway is to implement as-a-service models, in which the purchaser receives a product or capability in a subscription or pay-as-you-go model rather than purchasing and owning an asset using traditional procurement pathways. These models can allow government organizations to accelerate the deployment of new solutions, ensure capabilities can be quickly applied against threats, and establish a more sustainable and cost-effective way of partnering with the private sector.

This article explores in depth the USG’s current approach to as-a-service models, the challenges of these models, and how the government and private sector could overcome these hurdles to start realizing their full benefits.

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