Accession Number:

ADA621269

Title:

Swamped by Regulations: Perils of an Ever-Increasing Burden

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD acquisition process is too complicated, too slow, too expensive and includes too many competing objectives. The ever-increasing new laws, regulations and policies are adversely affecting the federal acquisition process and the ability of federal agencies to provide services and perform their missions. The Department of Defense DoD acquisition process is too complicated, too slow, too expensive and includes too many competing objectives. The ever-increasing new laws, regulations and policies are adversely affecting the federal acquisition process and the ability of federal agencies to provide services and perform their missions. The regulatory burden has been growing for a long time, but the pace of new regulations has increased at an unprecedented rate in the last few years. According to a May 2013 Congressional Research Service report, published regulations have been at historic numbers for the last decade. Contrary to the intended effect, this tsunami of regulations prevents many small businesses from participating in the federal procurement process. In some cases, small firms are withdrawing from participation.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE