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Is competition in federal contracting dead?

While aspiring to use full and open competition in purchasing goods and services to support its mission of delivery services to the American taxpayer, the current federal process is today, in practice, anti-competitive.

President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14036, Promoting Competition in the American Economy, on July 9, calling for the federal government to revisit how competition is used and to promote competition across the American economy and around the world. The Secretary of Defense is charged under EO 14036 with improving competition in the defense industrial base in government procurements. As the secretary approaches his tasker under EO 14036 he needs to take a broader look at competition and afford all responsible companies in the marketplace the opportunity to compete for government requirements.

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