Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stimulus Package: Bulge in Deformed Federal Purchasing Snake

The nearly $1 trillion economic stimulus plan will work its way through America's federal purchasing apparatus. President George W. Bush's gross mismanagement insured a system incapable of delivering quality. Bloomberg reported problems with federal purchasing, including widespread cost plus contracting and incentive bonuses, regardless of performance.

While I believe President Obama has not the time or the management theory to quickly improve federal purchasing, I wonder about the timing of the news release. Why didn't our accountable elected officials study federal purchasing during President Bush's eight years in office?

People voted for change. Did we get bait & switched? Might we not have thrown enough of them out? Time will tell.

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