Posts Tagged: Better Buying Power

DOD’s Better Buying Power – A Path to Meaningful Acquisition Reform

Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to release a new report, “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power,” by Zachary S. Huitink and David M. Van Slyke of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The U.S. Government spends nearly $500 billion every year… Read more »

Better Buying Power v2.0, Mission Impossible at Defense?

According to recent guidance from Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, the initial round of Better Buying Power did not go well due to acquisition workforce personnel “creating” mandates from guidance on improving performance. One of the biggest areas of “confusion” from the original guidance was the preference for more fixed-price… Read more »