Exploring Managerial Implications of Current DoD Contracting Trends
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ACQUISITION LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY) FT BELVOIR VA
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Increased FAR and DFARS changes significantly complicated the contracting process with additional changes forthcoming. Congressional and audit agency oversight and interest exploding. Inexperienced workforce faced complex workload and greater dependence on contractor support. In FY13, 50.1 of 1102s had 10 years or less of experience, meaning that half of the workforce has operated only in an accelerated contracting environment during a time of war. For more than 10 years, the Army focused on effective contracting first in order to get the product to the Warfighter efficiency came after. Historical focus on execution at the expense of adequate oversight - further compounded by fiscal uncertainties.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis