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Inside the World's Biggest Buyer
The federal government takes more than $1 trillion per year to operate, with nearly half of its operating budget spent on the acquisition of goods and services. Congress, executive branch political leadership and career federal managers all agree — federal acquisition needs to be a lot more efficient and effective. Federal News Radio's week-long special report, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer, takes a look at acquisition from every perspective: agency, industry, workforce, oversight, and suspension and debarment.
'Better Buying Power' already making waves in DoD acquisition
Monday - 6/11/2012, 8:01pm EDT
Steven Grundman, a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., and former deputy undersecretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, provides his perspective on how the initiative has shaped DoD procurement.
Even though the initiative is little more than two years old, Grundman said the benefits of the program are already starting to be seen in some of DoD's larger acquisition programs, such as the bomber and strategic submarine programs.
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