Federal procurement reforms start by naming the right type of leaders, experts tell Trump
The next administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy —whomever that person ends up being — will have a significant to-do list as they walk in the door. There is a host of Obama administration-era priorities that industry disdains — category management, transactional data rule and a stack of executive orders that many would like to be undone or changed significantly.
Before the new OFPP administrator begins the analysis to set their priorities, a group of former OFPP, Defense Department and agency acquisition executives are urging the administration to focus as much on the “who” as the “what.”
The Procurement Roundtable, which includes former OFPP Administrator Allan Burman, former OFPP Deputy Administrator Rob Burton, former acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Ken Oscar, former General Services Administration Senior Procurement Executive David Drabkin and many others, sent a letter in January to then President-elect Donald Trump outlining three areas the new administration should focus its efforts to improve the acquisition process.