Reversing the Slow Disappearance of Commercial Item Contracting

With the enactment of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) in 1994, there was hope that a new era of streamlined acquisition would allow the government to access rapidly the commercial technology and services needed to permit it to meet the challenges of a new century. Although FASA’s implementation started out with promise, 27 years on we have witnessed regulatory, operational and procedural steps backward. The foregoing problems have been facilitated, at least in part, by a systematic re-regulation of commercial products and services contracting. Click here to read more.