With White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner leading a new office of innovation, former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Angela Styles said the office should look at past acquisition reform efforts before implementing new ones. “I actually think there’s a lot left to reform, whether it’s IT or general acquisition,” Styles said in an interview. “It’s actually become more complicated to buy than easier to buy. In some ways, I think we need to look back to the original Clinton changes and go back to what was intended there and make it easier for federal employees to access the marketplace.” Styles said some recent reforms aimed at granting contracting officers more discretion have ended up layering on more requirements.
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