Acquisition Reform

New Defense Bill Opens the Door for Online Retailers

September 8, 2017 Defense bill would privatize the way the federal government buys everyday staples The Washington Post, Aaron Gregg, September 3, 2017 New legislation working its way through Congress could significantly alter the way commercial companies sell everyday products … Continued

Acquisition Trends from FY2017 Examined

September 7, 2017 Top 10 acquisition trends of FY17 Federal Times, Michael Fischetti, August 25, 2017 As the final push for fiscal 2017 contract obligations comes to an end, it’s helpful to take a step back and assess the contracting … Continued

Push Coming to Reduce Commercial Regulations

May 25, 2017 114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, May 8, 2017 If the Trump administration wants to seriously reduce the regulatory burden on agencies and vendors, … Continued

“Federal Acquisition is a People-and-Process Challenge”

February 20, 2017 Federal procurement reforms start by naming the right type of leaders, experts tell Trump Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, February 13, 2017 The next administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy —whomever that person ends … Continued

Paper Suggests Federal Procurement Process Reform

January 9, 2017 Clinton Campaign: We Would’ve Made Procurement Great Again Source: Bloomberg BNA, Sam Skolnik, December 28, 2016 Why would the Hillary Clinton campaign’s final procurement policy paper be of interest these days? In part because a couple of … Continued

New Acquisition Framework is Being Developed

October 21, 2016 Cutting through the Red Tape to Faster, Smarter Acquisition Source: GovTechWorks, Tobias Naegele, October 12, 2016 The fundamental mismatch between the speed of acquisition and the speed of government is an endless topic of conversation among government … Continued

DoD being asked to revisit cybersecurity rules

March 7, 2016 SBA’s advocacy office objects to impact of DoD’s cybersecurity rules on small businesses Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 2, 2016 A unit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has filed objections to … Continued