- No. 15. Improving Economy and Efficiency in Federal Contracting Presidential Use of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to Direct Procurement PolicyDecember 15, 2022
This paper looks at how Presidents have used their authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (FPASA) to issue Executive Orders shaping the Federal acquisition system.
- December 5, 2022
Examines the impact of M&A strategy on company value in the government contracting community. Our empirical findings show that investors react positively to customer expansion but not as favorable to customer penetration, as financial markets appear to prioritize access to new revenue sources over improving efficiencies.
- November 1, 2022
This paper dives deeper into the history of how the legislative and executive branches managed defense budget portfolios in the 1960s and before, as well as how PPBE upended those traditional processes. The paper concludes that execution flexibility in the form of portfolio budgeting is not only consistent with economic efficiency, it is consistent with United States traditions of congressional control.
- October 7, 2022
New market commercial space launch entrants are pursuing goals of affordable and repeatable access to space independent of the space agency. With this context, the paper asks if NASA has been a leader or a follower of the emergence of the modern space age.The paper asks if NASA has been a leader or a follower of the emergence of the modern space age.
- June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022 — The Center for Government Contracting releases its latest White Paper: "Don't Get Ahead of the Data:" Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Maintenance in DoD.
- April 29, 2022
The Department of Defense (DoD) faces unique data licensing challenges when acquiring artificial intelligence (AI) solutions from the private sector. This paper provides an alternative framework to the traditional data licensing strategies to better address the unique challenges of acquiring AI solutions.
- August 16, 2021
This white paper explores U.S. Government and Department of Defense efforts to achieve defense exportability over the years, highlights current problems that deserve urgent attention, and suggests alternatives to improve performance.
- No. 8. Building Industrial Resilience with a Little Help from Our Friends: Adapting DoD Acquisition Processes to Facilitate Allied and Partner EngagementJune 5, 2021
This white paper outlines specific measures that the Department of Defense and Congress can undertake to help build U.S. industrial resilience through close cooperation with allies and partners.
- January 14, 2021
What breadth and permanence will federal agencies will allow when it comes to remote work, at least in their on-site contractors, and on contracts where work locations are geographically restricted? The degree to which remote work will continue depends on legitimization, shaping, and timing.
- No. 6. Building Resilience: Mobilizing the Defense Industrial Base in an Era of Great-Power CompetitionSeptember 28, 2020
This paper provides an expansive review of the U.S. defense industrial base from World War I to today, the vital importance of a robust and secure industrial base, and how that base is being used to face the COVID pandemic.