How best to say this? “Here we go again?”
Once more, a group of well-intentioned members of Congress are pushing the president to issue a directive that would mandate that contractors disclose all of their political contributions upon being awarded a government contract. Transparency, we are told, is essential to the integrity of the procurement process.
Odd as it may sound, they are half right. The integrity of the process is essential. But in this case, the “transparency” being discussed actually risks opening the door to the very kind of malfeasance the acquisition system is designed to avoid. It is a poorly conceived proposal that should be set aside — for good.
So, what is the big deal? There are several reasons to strongly oppose the proposal.
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