Department of the Interior

Create One Centralized Contracting Office within DOI

Despite guidance of the FAR individulal contracting offices seem to interpret that guidance drastically differently... from agency to agency, CO to CO. While the FAR has not changed significantly in the recent past, it seems that the ability to get projects through the contracting process has become more and more cumbersome... almost to the point where, for some offices, its no longer "risk management", its only 100% ...more »

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Department of Defense

Acquisition - Propose commonsense revisions to Federal Acquisition Regulation

Create an executive working group to review the FAR and propose commonsense revisions for legislation in order to streamline the acquisition process. Instead of a layering of requirements established by different bills and trade agreements, you could create more streamlined/flexible rules that still meets the intent of previous legislation. Cost savings can be found in several ways: (1) contracts become easier to award/administer, ...more »

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General Services Administration

Government as Informed Consumer

Add a provision to the FAR (or other enabling regulations) that allows Government agents to act as an "informed consumer" when making purchases. Such that if a purchase would be made that is beyond some factor (like 1.5) of a "fair market value" for a similar product, the Government would have the option of asking the vendor to match the market price, or purchase it at the lower price elsewhere.

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Office of Government Ethics

Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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Make "INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL" Mean Something Again

I can't believe how much we outsource which seems so clearly inherently government. Take for example, the recent Washington Post article about how much intelligence activities we outsource to private firms. Do we really want such institutional knowledge flowing outside government?

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Executive Office of the President

Save 100s of billions or trillions of weapons program dollars by fixing FAR and DFARS data rights defects

To properly defend and realize the benefits of trillions of dollars invested in weapon system development, I recommend correcting the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS) deviations from public contract and military procurement data rights statutes. Those FARS deviations make defense and realization of the investment benefits nearly impossible. The FARS definitions of "computer software" and "computer software ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Correcting Governments Comberson Procurement Process

I suggest you revamp your entire procurement process to make it less combersom and costly. To do this, you would need an Enterprise system with the step by step requirements imbedded into the system. For instance, when submitting a noncompetitve order, it would take you to the form you are required to fill out. When you needed an invoice approval, upon receipt, it routes the invoice to the CO etc. It would build the ...more »

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Department of Defense

Revamp the FAR - Federal Acquistion Regulation

Rewrite the FAR to make it current and relevant and EASY to follow. Currently the FAR is ambiguous, open to interpretation and contradicts itself sometimes within the same paragraph. Create a new FAR that is relevant to the times and eliminates the duplicity and complexity that currently exists in our acquistions world. This would bring down cost of acquisitions and eliminate some of the constant challenges by industry ...more »

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