To establish an open and inclusive COTS & Open Source self vetting "lab" where innovators of the market can engage is exploring the realm of the possible with prospective govt programs before they go to RFP. This would allow PMs and users better articulate the capabilities of the market in a collaborative forum and virtual lab. The "evidence" would come from a network of non-profits whose combined labs would form the basis of the operation. ICH would provide its Architecture Assurance Method as a way of capturing architecture patterns derived from these efforts and share them through an established government portal. OMB and GAO have already explored this concept and published a draft report that is now posted at www.ICHnet.org/sail.htm
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