Report: Federal Gov’t Making Progress on Acquisition Mgmt Reforms

Report: Federal Gov’t Making Progress on Acquisition Mgmt Reforms
Acquisition Reform

The federal government has reported progress on three cross-agency priority (CAP) goals and introduced a new category focused on improving the management of major acquisitions.

An update issued Monday on Performance.gov states that CAP Goal teams and agencies “continue to make progress” on efforts to implement key strategies under the President’s Management Agenda as of July 2020.

The joint effort between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) also created a tool called the Strategic Objectives Dashboard that visualizes agency objectives and long-term goals.

According to the notice, agencies achieved maturity and implementation for the “Modernizing the Infrastructure Permitting Process”, “Getting Payments Right” and “Security Clearance, Suitability, and Credentialing Reform” CAP goals.

The achievement will enable CAP teams to demonstrate reforms amid continuous monitoring through Performance.gov, the notice states.

The new CAP goal, known as “ Frictionless Acquisition”, covers efforts to fortify the resiliency of the government contracting base while modernizing business models and reducing procurement lead-times.

Other updates include the transition of the “Federal IT Spending Transparency” CAP goal into the “Category Management” and “IT Modernization; Data, Accountability, and Transparency” categories.

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