Federal News Radio's 5 Fallacies of Government? series
is officially underway! Each day this week we'll be looking at some of the most common stereotypes about the federal government and federal employees. We want to know what the GovLoop community thinks about these "fallacies." Are they fact or fiction?
Monday's question: Is the government a terrible buyer? Does it spend way too much money or is it efficient when it comes to procuring items? The $500 hammer. The $1,000 toilet seat. These are among the most criticized examples of government spending. But are they the rule or the exception? And are higher costs ever justified?
Check out our 5 Fallacies of Government?
page to see what our reporters and on-air teams have found out about this issue. In our investigation, we interview former GSA executives responsible for setting acquisition policy, industry experts whose goal it is to help government get the best deal and current contractors who sell their products to the government. We also hear from the head of the Federal Acquisition Service about his thoughts on the value in the deals government makes.
Then head back here to discuss it all with your peers! Can't wait to hear what you all think!