Federal Contracting and Acquisition: Progress, Challenges, and the Road Ahead
Chapter in FRAMING A PUBLIC MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AGENDA, p. 30, IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2010
13 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Date Written: 2010
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.
Keywords: public procurement, acquisition workforce, government contracting, outsourcing, major systems acquisition, incentives
JEL Classification: H57, K23, L33
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