This brief paper discusses the Obama administration's public procurement agenda, major trends that influence the acquisition regime (that now encompasses $500B annually), and significant challenges the administration faces in improving the value it receives for the money it spends. It concludes with a group of research questions suggested by participants at the November IBM forum on Framing a Public Management Research Agenda.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 483, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 483
Chapter in Framing a Public Management Research Agenda, p. 30, IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2010