Assessing acquisition rules a full-time pursuit

Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 5:14pm EDT

Bill Woods, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

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Rules and regulations are supposed to help the government make the smartest, fairest purchases.

But they are so complex and convoluted at times that they can be a minefield.

For Bill Woods, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, federal procurement rules are a full-time pursuit.

Woods joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp as part of Federal News Radio's special week-long special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

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