e-GSA: Creating Opportunities Through e-Commerce

The move to e-Commerce solutions envisioned by Section 846 of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) represents the most consequential procurement policy change in a generation.[1] As we approach the deadline for the General Services...

The Dynamic Marketplace: Balancing Public Interests

As discussed in previous posts, the Section 809 Panel recently released its  long-awaited  Volume III Report to Congress, which includes recommendations for streamlining the Department of Defense’s (DoD) acquisition system. The Volume III Report is the culmination of...

Addressing the Cyber Risks of e-Commerce

As cyber and supply chain issues continue to evolve, now, perhaps more so than ever before, the success of the Federal procurement system is contingent upon the government’s ability to secure and defend the nation’s digital information infrastructure. Accordingly,...

e-Commerce: To Be Or Not To Be

Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) in 1984, competition has been a foundational tenant of the Federal procurement system. Pursuant to the statute, outside certain circumstances, the government must, “…obtain full and open competition...

Knowing the Unknowns: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! The Coalition hopes everyone had a restful, healthy, and happy Holiday Season. As we begin 2019, the Coalition would to thank its members, as well the many acquisition professionals from across the procurement community, for their...