Acquisition teams across government are examining the methods they used to get what they needed quickly during the pandemic. The task is to apply the speed the pandemic drove to everyday acquisitions when there is no pandemic.
- Former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy Joe Jordan said the government must better incentivize acquisition professionals to move quickly and embrace innovative techniques.
- Jordan said procurement for personal protective equipment and vaccines during the pandemic has highlighted the success that can come from clear requirements, collaboration and trust-based dialogue.
- Tools like mythbusting campaigns and new technology have been helpful, said Jordan.