Consortium Management Group, Inc. (CMG) is a nonprofit corporation created to serve as a highly responsive, transparent and accountable consortium manager.
CMG consortia are composed of leading companies, academic institutions and other organizations with recognized and leading expertise in the respective mission areas to form an enterprise that the Government can access directly through a single, flexible, long-term acquisition instrument. In doing so, CMG fulfills its mission of accelerating the deployment of technologies to the Warfighter and the nation in a manner consistent with the goals established by the Congress for a streamlined acquisition alternative. The result is a reduction in the Government’s procurement costs, in both dollars and time. And in the process, CMG has built a broad understanding of the technology landscape as it relates to current and future DoD capability needs.
CMG currently operates two very successful consortia: Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED); and Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5). Each holds a Section 815 OTA, which provides the legal framework and contractual means for members to collaborate with government customers to provide innovative solutions within the respective technology domains.