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

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 483

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 483

13 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2010  

Steven L. Schooner

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Schooner, Steven L., Federal Contracting and Acquisition: Progress, Challenges, and the Road Ahead (2010). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1542830

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