The Defense Department’s revamp of the way it handles services contracts could take 12 more years before the effort is completed.
“I really look at this as a 15-year effort that we are about three years into,” said Ken Brennan, DoD’s deputy director of services acquisition during an April 25 Professional Services Council event in Arlington, Virginia. “My goal is that services [contracts] become less of a standalone and just more of the general culture and policy.”
Brennan said despite the long timeline, DoD is making progress on implementing the instruction it released in January and sees the potential for new guidance regarding small business in the administrative services realm.
DoD is trying to improve the way it acquires services, which make up more than half of its procurement budget.
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