Nothing is further from the truth, and real acquisition reform will only move forward when senior policymakers come to the realization that the government should not be responsible for propping up an inflated industry, spending taxpayer money without full transparency and oversight, or allowing contractors to run every aspect of the acquisition process. Congressional and Agency Action • 2009 Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act placed greater emphasis on front-end planning and establishing sound business cases for starting programs. Main Messages 2 We want you to know….. FITARA affects ALL programs that use IT, NOT just IT Programs or Line items The DOC CIO has to approve … 0000000696 00000 n 11/23/2019 0 Comments FVL: Army Won’t Wait for Sikorsky to Catch Up to Bell By Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense: "We don’t have the time or luxury to wait for people," Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. WALLDORF — ... that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S.

startxref These recommendations are based on the false notion that the industry assumes all risk and compliance burdens. 学校の宿題をする意味は?何のためにしてるの? お昼休みに、会社の後輩のaさんに、 お子さんのことで、ちょっと相談に 乗ってほしいと、話しかけられました。 a「実は昨日、小学校4年生の息子と、 『宿題をやる、やらない』ということで ちょっとした口論に、なっちゃんです。 0000118080 00000 n The Professional Services Council (PSC), a contractor trade association, has even praised the NDC’s reforms and thanked it for working with the industry. WASHINGTON, D.C., 2011. CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY UNITED STATES ARMY. The last recommendation makes sense if the industry isn’t allowed to cozy up too close to government purchasers. 0000145962 00000 n

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For example, despite the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP) and the Department of Defense (DoD) imploring Congress to tighten restrictions on commercial item contracting, the NDC is actually recommending that commercial buying restrictions be eased—in essence, adopting the contractors’ talking point on the issue.

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Contract waste, fraud, and abuse cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Recent Reform Efforts. Simply stated, the government is buying goods and services that don’t have a commercial market and now it doesn’t have access to contractor data that would show whether or not we’re getting a good deal. Acquisition reforms proposed by the NDC have five main themes: The Project On Government Oversight doesn’t disagree with the basic concepts. And government acquisition is a thankless job. 0000000016 00000 n I often hear about best practices and the ease of buying in the commercial sector, but many of the industry-driven so-called reforms actually get rid of the best practices that businesses use daily, including thorough market research, clear requirement definitions, ample competition, and the use of fixed-priced contracts. That said, some of the details for each theme seem more like the proposals advanced by contractors and industry squawk boxes than reforms that will help agencies provide savings or better results for taxpayers.

0000142159 00000 n An Elusive Goal. David G. Allen Thomas C. Lassman. The latest cool kids in town are the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), who are the “pro-growth, fiscally-responsible wing of the Democratic Party.”. 0000003137 00000 n 米国政府用語一覧(べいこくせいふようごいちらん)はアメリカ合衆国の三権の各機関や役職の一覧である。 それぞれにまず日本語訳をあげ、原語での表記を添えた。 By. I’m happy to announce that I’m an Emergent Ventures fellow!

0000002337 00000 n Sequestration is resulting in non-strategic budget cuts. 904 0 obj <> endobj 0000005759 00000 n submitted acquisition reform recommendations, charging prices far above “fair and reasonable”, Help the overworked acquisition workforce, Cutting audits and contractor compliance measures, Allowing industry to create contract requirements, Permitting contractors to attend and teach government acquisition classes, Converting permanent acquisition personnel positions to rotating positions, essentially weakening DoD oversight and policy offices, Breaking out specific portfolios to allow experienced government professionals to make contracting decisions. 0 0000001365 00000 n 0000004656 00000 n 0000001872 00000 n Based on the number of DoD Inspector General audits that find contractors charging prices far above “fair and reasonable” prices, I hope those recommendations are rejected. trailer Would you buy a car without seeing the sticker price? POGO agrees with the NDC that the acquisition workforce is stretched thin, but the solution isn’t to allow contractors to run the show—didn’t we learn anything when we “partnered” with industry and allowed contractors to decide what to buy and how to buy it as lead systems integrators? 0000137667 00000 n November 07, 2014, Come on, everyone’s doing it! I start with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University on October 22. 0000003672 00000 n Defense Acquisition Reform, 1960–2009. | For example, the fear is that IT contracting officials might curry favor with prospective employers and the government might get a bad deal.

Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Implications for Financial, Acquisition, IT and HR Managers Erin Cavanaugh, DOC FITARA Program Manager Bob Rovinsky, OCIO Senior Advisor . PSC has pushed for acquisition reform for years. The AAP even stated in its report that industry has tried to expand “the definition of commercial services far beyond what the record indicates Congress and the FAR drafters intended.”, The basic premise of commercial buying was to force the government to buy goods that are offered in the phone book and at the local mall where competition already rules the day. The industry often uses the word crisis to describe federal acquisition and contracting, and asserts that the “crisis” will continue if pro-contractor reforms are not implemented. xref Scott Amey is POGO’s general counsel and directs contract oversight investigations. The NDC recommends expanding the definition of commercial, creating a “government-industry working group to develop market research and price analysis tools/techniques,” and restricting commercial item audits.