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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.
GAO helps agencies make most of acquisition process
Monday - 6/11/2012, 8:16pm EDT
The Government Accountability Office is one of the government's most robust watchdogs, especially when it comes to acquisition.
Bill Anderson, GAO's controller and administrative services officer, discussed the ways GAO helps agencies get the most out of the acquisition process.
"I think a well-trained cadre of acquisition professionals and a customer base that actually has a good understanding of the process and what that their role in it is goes a long way to making sure that we get the most for our money in the federal buying market," Anderson said.
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