NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group

USGIF established its NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group (NAIAWG) to bring together industry professionals from hardware, software, system integrator, and SETA/FFRDC organizations in order to help the government achieve its Agency transformation objectives. Specifically this working group is formed to identify business models that will support government and industry objectives as well as to identify potential pitfalls and corresponding courses of action.

The NRO ASP IAWG meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at USGIF Headquarters. For more information about this working group, please email

Co-Chairs: Keith Barber, Quaestor Federal Consulting LLC & Nick Buck, Buck Consulting

Read more about NRO ASP Working Group in the Q3 2015 issue of trajectory magazine.

Upcoming Meeting

Monthly Meeting

May 16, 3-5 p.m.
USGIF Headquarters, Herndon, VA

NAWG/NAIAWG Joint Session

June 5, 1-2 p.m.
GEOINT 2017 Symposium, San Antonio, Texas

Join USGIF’s NGA and NRO Industry Advisory Working Groups as they discuss how changes in the government-industry business model and the move to cloud will affect the industry base and future acquisitions. Bringing industry and government expertise together, the NGA and NRO IAWGs work to improve acquisition through pragmatic, actionable ideas. Topics will include findings of a Mock Acquisition Panel, make-buy criteria for COTS vs GOTS procurement, and a pending course on Software Business 101.

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Past Meetings

Meeting Notes for April 2017

Meeting Notes for March 2017

Meeting Notes for November 2016 Meeting

August 23, 2016
Meeting Presentation

June 21, 2016
OSS White Paper
The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) has published a white paper discussing enterprise governance of Open Source Software (OSS). The paper provides an introduction to OSS, how enterprises can manage the OSS that is already being used on their enterprise network, and an approach for enterprises to include OSS in their existing IT governance program.

May 16, 2016
GEOINT 2016 NGA Advisory Working Group/NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group Discussion

April 26, 2016
Meeting Presentation

Feb. 23, 2016
Meeting Presentation


GOTS/COTS/OSS Software Procurement Terms of Reference

NASP IAWG Overview

Recommendation Reports

Viable “Pay For Use” Software Licensing Models &ELAs Across Agency, User Bases

Business Model Implications of an OCI Boundary between Software Integration and SoftwareDevelopment

Incentive Models for ASP-ISP Adoption