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Page 48 - Glenn, Congress passed two major procurement reform bills in the 1990s. The system is not yet perfect, but it is much improved. In 1997 the NPR reported on progress: The entire system is being overhauled, with huge help from Congress in the form of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the ClingerCohen Act of 1996. The Pentagon has gone to multiyear contracts and is using more commercial parts. That is saving $2. 7 billion on the new C-17 cargo plane and $2.9 billion on new smart munitions.
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Page 52 - You see, we plan on having a long-term partnership with Lockheed Martin. That way, it can set up a production line and invest in research. And there's no game playing, no overruns and bailouts, like there used to be. The company is a full partner in the risks and a full partner in the rewards.
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Page 22 - In just 18 months, Social Security almost doubled its telephone answering capacity without adding new hires. The agency did this, first, by working with AT&T to design a new network that provided the capacity and automated features found in the best toll-free business services. Second, it reinvented the way it records employers...
Page 51 - To get that kind of creativity from a team, you can't have hierarchy; you have to have a kind of intimacy — a partnership or the team just won't spark. And that means the whole team, private contractors included.
Page 49 - ... the government was ridiculous — a $4 stapler wound up costing $54, and it could take months for the forms to be filled out before the stapler got to the person who needed it. The vendors weren't very happy either, waiting two to three months to get their Treasury check for four dollars. Way back in 1985, five Department of Commerce employees were working on how to streamline small purchases.
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