The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides an objective, ethical and trusted forum where government and industry executives exchange information and collaborate on how to improve government through the efficient and innovative use of technology. ACT-IAC also provides education and professional development programs to enhance the competencies and capabilities of the workforce.
ACT was established in 1979 by government executives seeking a national forum where they could collaborate with their government peers on issues pertaining to the acquisition, management and use of information technologies. In 1989 ACT established the Industry Advisory Council to provide an objective, ethical and vendor-neutral forum where government could collaborate with industry and seek industry-wide advice on key issues. Working together as partners, ACT and IAC offer programs and services designed to facilitate communication, collaboration and education.
ACT welcomes government employees from all functions and levels of government -- Federal, state and local. IAC welcomes participation by any private sector company committed to improving government through information technology.