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June 15, 2014 FCW.COM 25 Logistics Frank Kendall] puts out. The system is better if [contract managers] have greater authority to decide things, but that means we have to understand how they get pro- moted, what they get ak over. I think a lot of what s happened now is there are so many appeals of decisions that [contract managers] automatically decide for the lowest bidder because that s something that you can defend and you just re exively go there. And that s not always the best value for the taxpayer. How precise can you get with legis- lative reform of those incentives for federal contracting managers? Not very. Part of it is you have to have people who are willing to work with you. So, for example, I ve talked with a couple of the service chiefs about promotion tracks for program managers and about longevity for program managers. If you re oversee- ing a complicated program and you re only there for two or three years, by the time you understand it, you re moving on. It would not be very good for us to try to legislate all of those details, but if we can shine some light and legis- late where appropriate...then maybe we can make things a little better. What would you say to a fellow lawmaker who is ambivalent about overhauling the federal acquisition process? To me, it s fairly simple. Even if sequestration, all that stuff, goes away, we re looking at relatively at defense budgets. Meanwhile, the challenges around the world are not at at all; they re growing like crazy. So how are we going to bridge that growing gap between the resources we have and the national security threats and chal- lenges we face? I think that s a line that most every- body can agree with, regardless of your opinion on a particular weapons system. Has the Pentagon been forthcom- ing with you and other members of Congress on defense programs that might be wasteful? [Kendall] has been very support- ive of our efforts, very willing to work together, and I appreciate that because...this is not something that can just be imposed from Congress. It has to be a joint effort, and he s been good at that. He has been forthcoming in talk- ing about why some of these pro- grams do have cost overruns --- for example, changing requirements. So when you get down to it, I think there is a very good discussion about what some of the problems are, and then we re just beginning to talk about what some of the solutions are. ■ SPONSORED BY BROUGHT TO YOU BY FREE WEBCAST SERIES: SECOND INSTALLMENT The Hybrid Cloud Insights from the Intelligence Community JUNE 17, 2014 Join this webcast to hear insights and lessons learned in hybrid cloud from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's ground-breaking project. REGISTER NOW AT: www.fcw.com/HybridCloud
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