Simplifying and Digitizing: Transforming Federal Acquisitions for Speed and Agility

December 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Government Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Acquisition
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The Trump administration has the opportunity to transform the federal acquisition enterprise into a system that promotes speed and agility, while also leveraging new tools, platforms, and strategies to drive innovation and deliver results. Such a modernized enterprise could provide new capabilities to address security threats (both foreign and domestic) and retain U.S. technological superiority.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter.

View the entire MITRE Federal Transition collection.

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