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Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Emeritus


There are a lot of ideas out there for improving the government’s procurement system. Some seem intelligent (better requirements discipline), while others make little sense or deal with non- or low-priority problems (reducing no-bid contracts). Here are five suggestions that deserve more attention than they are getting. Most could be implemented relatively easily.


Kelman, Steven. "5 Ways to Improve Procurement." Federal Computer Week. September 2, 2009.