Survey reveals acquisition success amid complexity and uncertainty

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A key aspect of effective government operations is acquisition—the procurement of goods and services needed to ensure that the government can serve the public. With both external and internal pressures building in recent years, the current status of the acquisition environment is worth examining. Our comprehensive survey of acquisition professionals conducted biennially with the help of the Professional Services Council (PSC) since 2002, provides highly valuable insight into acquisition trends.

The 2016 survey, “Aligning for Acquisition Success: Overcoming Obstacles to Results,” is based on interviews with 80 senior federal acquisition executives and practitioners—the largest survey group to date. The survey captures opinions and insights on the current state of the acquisition profession, noteworthy trends, and future challenges and opportunities. It covers the most critical areas impacting federal acquisition, including workforce, budget, communication and collaboration, access to innovation, and oversight and compliance. Read the full article to learn about some of the key findings based on respondent feedback.

Read the full Survey Reveals Acquisition Success Amid Complexity and Uncertainty article.

This article originally appeared in the Service Contractor a publication by the Professional Services Council (PSC).