Commentary

Fed acquisition reform fight

Govexec reports that a couple of acquisition reform panels have approved “share in savings” contracts. Much like it sounds, these contracts use shared savings from the outsourcing to pay the contractor, rather than up front or flat fees. The critics are right that accountability controls for these kind of contracts have to be tight, as they do for all acquisition. But they are wrong that share is savings in itself creates problems.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.