Would you like a job that’s bounded by 469 rules enshrined in law? Sounds like a recipe for prison no matter what you do. Contracting officers in the Defense Department deal with those rules every day. The Defense version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation has nearly 500 statutory requirements. Joe Petrillo is a procurement lawyer with the law firm Petrillo & Powell. He explains some of the more obscure but important ones.
Relmond Van Daniker Executive Director Association of Government Accountants
The government just doesn’t have enough money to do everything expected of it. And that is what’s wrong with the budget process, according to Relmond Van Daniker. He’s the executive director of the Association of Government Accountants. As part of our special series, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process, Van Daniker says the federal government should learn lessons from the states.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 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.