Federal Contracting and Acquisition: Progress, Challenges, and the Road Ahead
Steven L. Schooner
George Washington University - Law School
Chapter in FRAMING A PUBLIC MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AGENDA, p. 30, IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2010
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 483
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 483
This brief paper discusses the Obama administration's public procurement agenda, major trends that influence the acquisition regime (that now encompasses $500B annually), and significant challenges the administration faces in improving the value it receives for the money it spends. It concludes with a group of research questions suggested by participants at the November IBM forum on Framing a Public Management Research Agenda.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: public procurement, acquisition workforce, government contracting, outsourcing, major systems acquisition, incentives
JEL Classification: H57, K23, L33
Date posted: January 27, 2010
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