Agencies Take Action as GAO Knocks Strategic Sourcing Effort

October 5, 2012

An audit that concluded agencies have made very little use of strategic sourcing despite frequent urging that they do so has found a willing audience, according to agency responses included in the audit report.

For example, Richard Ginman, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy at DOD, told the Government Accountability Office that by March 2013 his department will find the best way to strategically source the products on which it spends the most money. At that point, DOD will send the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative program a list of products and services that present the best opportunities to participate in governmentwide strategic sourcing efforts. FSSI manages the governmentwide attempts to leverage the federal government’s buying power.

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