When Congress returns Sept. 5, the government's new fiscal year will be less than a month away and none of the fiscal 2008 appropriations bills will have been passed into law.
Two hearings on the acquisition process held during the third week of July told two different stories. Through them the troubling dichotomy of the debate over federal acquisition was eminently clear.
The Progressive Policy Institute's recommendation to slash 750,000 contractor jobs from the government is short-sighted and fatally flawed.
Mention the word kickback and visions spring to mind of dealmakers offering Rolexes. But government procurement policy-makers will soon be grappling with much more nuanced market behaviors, courtesy of three whistle-blower cases filed by DOJ.
Government/contractor partnerships are under an unfounded assault
If the government is preventing money from being spent 10 to 20 times during a 15- to-20-month reconciliation process, isn't it possible that the cost to the economywill outweigh the tax benefit?
Knowing what to say and what to do is what drives strategic revenue growth.
Push for greater transparency could open can of worms.
Complex systems demand new perspectives.