There is a growing need across the federal government to move swiftly to new technology and interface regularly with industry while maintaining the highest level of transparency and procurement integrity. Today, most federal, state and local government agencies address this through RFI’s, industry liaison offices and periodic industry days. While these are required they can lack effectiveness for several reasons. One is liaison offices are inundated with literally 100’s of companies requesting meetings. The second is industry days are typically unidirectional with the government laying out requirements. The Federal, State and Local technology scout acts as an honest, unbiased technology broker between governments and industry. Here more targeted technology searches and market research can be done in close coordination with the CIO’s office and industry liaison offices. This will help with educating government technologists and business leaders with information to make wise decisions on investments, especially with continuing shrinking capital budgets.