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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.
List of contract vehicles quickly adds up
Wednesday - 6/13/2012, 8:28pm EDT
Jim Williams managed a few of those vehicles as commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service. He's now a senior vice president at Daon.
But the government may have hit a ceiling on the number of new contract vehicles, which Williams said may be a good thing.
"I feel for the acquisition workforce today," he said. "And if they're being asked to create an unnecessary vehicle, that's a waste of their time that they could better spending with requirements or mission people or better spent managing a contract."
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