I thought this was an interesting piece from Stan Soloway. It’s a drum he’s been beating for a while, but with the 809 Panel evaluating DoD’s regulations, seems like there’s a hot iron to strike somewhere in there.
For the time-challenged, here’s the money quote:
Given that the gap between the government’s needs and the commercial marketplace is narrower than ever, and given that the bureaucracy does indeed tend to dilute exceptions and change, we should flip the table and make commercial acquisition the norm, the default, for everything other than the most government- or defense-unique of needs. This would include not only strengthening Part 12 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, but also flipping the table on other government-unique requirements that were borne of, and relevant to, a very different era.
Curious to hear what you all think about it.
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