Steve Kelman, contributor to PSF and author of the blog, The Lectern on FCW, wrote an interesting article about improvements of the federal procurement system.
There have definitely been improvements in the last several decades. Overall, however, I believe that the staggering amount of regulations, combined with a focus on compliance and not results, has overall hurt procurement, increased barriers to entry and needed competition, and resulted in less than optimal results.
Further, innovation has suffered as archaic rules, combined with inadequate resources for human capital investments, has added insult to injury.
What is your view?
What is working?
What needs to change?
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