Foley hosted the 2007 Annual Update on Government Contracts seminar in Wisconsin this fall.
U.S. government procurement in fiscal year 2007 set another record, reportedly increasing to $425 billion, a 10-percent increase over 2006. Spending such large sums of money will likely continue even if U.S. troops leave Iraq, as the military repairs and replaces equipment consumed in the war, and the U.S. government continues to exploit new technologies in the war on terror.
Government procurement does not occur in a political vacuum. With last year’s change of control in Congress, numerous proposals on “acquisition reform” are under consideration. The promise of a spirited presidential campaign without an incumbent will set the scene for campaign promises to “fix” the problems of fraud, waste, and abuse by using taxpayer money wisely, getting “more bang for the buck,” and simultaneously fixing society’s ills. It presents a challenging and potentially rewarding time to be a government contractor.
This year’s seminar focused on both traditional and cutting-edge issues in government procurement.
Bid Protest Update
U.S. Government Subcontracts — Special Consideration for Prime and Subcontractors
What Is a “Dispute”?
Organizational Conflicts of Interest
For more information about the program, please contact Jennifer Bartz at firstname.lastname@example.org.