Government and industry people often say there’s an important partnership between the two sides. It’s what helps the government do its job. But nothing happens unless there’s a contract, and contracts don’t run themselves. It takes active management.
“There’s been a lot of tension in the relationship between government and industry,” said Charlie Chadwick, vice president for contracts and business conduct at BAE Systems. “I actually find that there’s less reality in that today than people think. We are actually both committed to doing the same — serving the public interest.”
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.