I take exception to the question “is Faster Really Better”.
The fact that federal acquisition is slow / onerous is actually part of the design. Purchasing decisions are based on a massive rule book intentionally. The individuals that make the purchase decisions have far different motivations and reward systems than the individuals requesting the purchase. Again, this is by design. Different organizations with different goals operating in different silos, and we wonder why it is slow. Think “separation of duties”, or, if you are really old school . . “system of checks and balances”.
The secret is to not question the symptom (slow/fast), but address the process and align the interests.
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