Managers often mistake complexity for sophistication, and the result is bad for everyone, a former military acquisition executive argues.
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Focusing on the low bid can ultimately be more costly for agencies.
Companies could be debarred without due process.
McCain plan would make specific people responsible for cost overruns.
Price is significantly less important than technical approach, the request for quotes says.
Evidence-based program management has to be better than this constant triage of failures.
Advocates say the DATA Act is changing the way government works.
The new team will be modeled on the U.S. Digital Service, but will be staffed by existing agency contracting officers who undergo specialized training.
It’s like waiting to find the black box after an airline crash, one industry representative says.
The pressure is on to collaborate across government to address common needs and gaps.