Kelman: Let's make contracting better, faster, and cheaper

Monday - 1/31/2011, 3:30pm EST

Steve Kelman, former administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

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President Obama is calling for major deficit reductions and one area under the microscope is contracting. Each year the federal government spends close to $500 billion on contracts.

But the former administrator for the Office of Procurement Policy says cutting deficits in contracting is not simple. Steve Kelman,now a professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, joins the DorobekINSIDER to discuss some of the ideas to reduce contracting spending.

Read Kelman's articles in Federal Computer Week about improving service contract management and improving public-sector management.