Legal & Policy Challenges

IT Procurement Rules

The IT section of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is relatively small. I think we need to expand Part 39 to allow for different acquisition rules which enable us to procure IT technology faster and quicker. Software and Hardware acquisition is much different from procurement of major weapons systems and from operational contracting. Expanding this section to change IT contracting from the rest of contracting could prove to be beneficial in the use of both the Government's time and money.

 

When rewriting it, the author's should not rewrite them in a bubble, but reach out to the different services IT organizations who do IT procurment for a living. They will be able to gauge if the processes and rules make sense.

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