Obama Win Means Tinkering At the Edges Of Contract Reform

Law360, New York (November 06, 2012, 12:00 AM ET) -- President Barack Obama's re-election will likely cement recent reforms in government contracting as his administration doubles down on regulations and budget changes that aim to reshape military spending after a decade of war and to improve oversight of government purchases.

From the first days of his presidency, Obama shifted federal contracting away from former President George W. Bush's laissez-faire approach, moving to insource jobs away from contractors, restrain the use of sole-sourced and flexibly priced contracts that can be prone to overruns, and increase transparency and...
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