My name is John Bugnacki and I am the Analyst for Public Spend Forum's D.C. Office.
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My name is John Bugnacki and I am the Analyst for Public Spend Forum's D.C. Office.


Providence College
History and Political Science
2011 to 2015

Job history

Public Spend Forum
Analyst and Community Engagement Manager
The American Security Project
Adjunct Fellow

Recent Posts

Illinois Officials at Odds over Massive Procurement (edit post)

May 18, 2017

Illinois Comptroller Susan Mendoza has published a column in the State Journal-Register about concerns she has over proposed changes to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services’s Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) system. Mendoza writes: “With a cost of between $35 billion and $40 billion over four years, it is the largest procurement in state […]

Acquisition Reform Panel Presents Initial Findings to Congress (edit post)

May 18, 2017

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Section 809 panel, created to solicit expert insight into how DoD could streamline its acquisition, has presented an initial report to Congress. According to a story inFederal News Radio, the recommendations are “mostly small, but actionable items.” The panel’s approach has been to strip away requirements that are not mission-related, […]

Pentagon to Submit to First-Ever Audit (edit post)

May 18, 2017

According to GovExec, the Department of Defense is “gearing up” for its first audit.” That the nation’s most sprawling and expensive bureaucracy—and the world’s largest employer—has yet to undergo a formal, legally mandated review of its finances is a source of embarrassment among budget watchdogs, and it has become a preoccupation for members of Congress […]

Report: Services Contracting Dominated by Re-Competes (edit post)

May 18, 2017

Research and analysis firm Nation Analytics has published a new “Government Services Competitive Intelligence Report,” finding that most major services contracts—defined as valued at $50 million or more—are re-competes, and aren’t seeking leading-edge solutions. In fiscal 2016, for instance, $49 billion were awarded through re-competes, whereas only $5 billion for new requirements, according to the firm. […]

Three Top Qualities Every Public Procurement Professional Must Have (edit post)

May 8, 2017

At Public Spend Forum, we’re interested in identifying the qualities that every procurement pro needs to succeed—not just in her career, but in fulfilling the agency’s mission. One thing we discovered as we talked with experts in the field, no matter how much job descriptions change and the function evolves, there are qualities that today’s […]