Federal Computer Week
The Competition Question: Procurement changes recommended by Marcia Madsen's panel seek to open the government market and increase competition.
29 October 2007
Mayer Brown Article
October 29, 2007 - For decades, the federal government moved slowly and deliberately whenever it needed to buy something. In contrast to past acquisition procedures, today's acquisition process is swift and lean. But critics have discovered a downside to speedy acquisitions. All that speed, they say, has undermined fair competition for government dollars - a hallmark of federal contracting.