Major Contracting Reform Could Hurt Competition, Small Biz

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Pentagon advisory board has recommended a complete overhaul of the U.S. Department of Defense's byzantine procurement regulations, kickstarting a debate that could cause the government to consider sacrificing policy goals like maximizing competition or boosting small businesses in the name of greater efficiency.

A Defense Business Board panel, which included retired leaders from the military and defense industry, including former Pentagon comptroller and Booz Allen Hamilton executive Dov Zakheim, reviewed more than 300 past studies on the DOD's acquisition practices, including reports from the U.S....
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