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Despite challenges, acquisition outlook improving

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Green Gray Purple stripesSince 2002, the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Grant Thornton Public Sector have conducted a biennial Acquisition Policy Survey. The survey captures opinions and insights from federal government acquisition leaders on the current state of the acquisition profession, the impact of policy initiatives, noteworthy trends, and future challenges and opportunities. The purpose of the survey is to present perspectives from the acquisition community to inform government leaders and industry executives about the state of federal acquisition. Broadly, the objective is to determine whether the acquisition policies in place are yielding the intended results and, if not, how they should be changed.

What do federal government leaders think about the current state of the acquisition profession? Download our survey to learn their perspectives. The ninth Acquisition Policy Survey reveals many of the same challenges observed over the past 16 years, but also shows growing optimism about improvements in the federal acquisition arena. Compared with past years, both importance and the current state of elements of the acquisition process were rated slightly higher by survey participants. Several recent events—including enactment of ample appropriations, the work of the Section 809 Panel, and implementation of the President Management Agenda—have the potential to significantly impact federal acquisition and provide opportunities for further improvement. Survey respondents reported on an array of trends and initiatives shaping the acquisition environment across five key areas: workforce, budget, communication and collaboration, innovation, and oversight and compliance.

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Eric HeffernanEric Heffernan
Principal, Public Sector Advisory
T +1 703 637 2769



Phillip KangasPhilip Kangas
Principal, Public Sector Advisory
T +1 703 637 2788