Reform advocates hoping the federal government will remove outdated and unnecessary regulations to streamline the acquisition process are getting their wish.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council has proposed an amendment to delete the use of the words “telegram” and “telegraph,”and all related terms. Obviously, even in a space that still loves its paper records, even the federal government has moved on from Marconi’s gift to the world, so the intent here is to remove references to obsolete technologies.
And while removing “telegraph” from the FAR won’t exactly change the lives of the procurement workforce or contractors, there have been a number of other changes of late as the FAR Council continues to propose new changes and rules that will change how the government does business.
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