Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR
Under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, agencies must consider existing commercial products before seeking to develop custom solutions to meet their needs. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is asking vendors whether agencies are complying with those guidelines and taking full advantage of commercially available options.
In an Oct. 5 letter, Hatch announced that the committee wants to know whether agencies are conducting in-depth market research into off-the-shelf, or non-developmental, technologies that don’t require investments in new, expensive IT systems.
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