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A Return to Competitive Contracting

Add to Calendar 5/14/07 6:00 am 5/14/07 8:00 am America/New York A Return to Competitive Contracting "Follow the money" was the advice that "Deep Throat" gave Bob Woodward 34 years ago when he was trying to unravel the Watergate Scandal. That would also be good advice for the new Congress in its effort to reclaim its responsibility to conduct effective oversight. Specifically, the Congress would do well to look very closely at the approximately $400 billion that is being spent each year on government contracts.

This federal procurement process is the topic of a new report to be released by the Center for American Progress on Monday May 14th entitled, "A Return to Competitive Contracting" and of the event to be held at 10:00 a.m. that morning in Center's 10th floor Conference Room.

Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be the Keynote Speaker and his presentation will be followed by a panel of experts including Angela Styles, Former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Margaret Daum, Professional Staff, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight and Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

“Follow the money” was the advice that “Deep Throat” gave Bob Woodward 34 years ago when he was trying to unravel the Watergate Scandal. That would also be good advice for the new Congress in its effort to reclaim its responsibility to conduct effective oversight. Specifically, the Congress would do well to look very closely at the approximately $400 billion that is being spent each year on government contracts.

This federal procurement process is the topic of a new report to be released by the Center for American Progress on Monday May 14th entitled, “A Return to Competitive Contracting” and of the event to be held at 10:00 a.m. that morning in Center’s 10th floor Conference Room.

Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be the Keynote Speaker and his presentation will be followed by a panel of experts including Angela Styles, Former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Margaret Daum, Professional Staff, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight and Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

Keynote Speaker:
Congressman Henry Waxman, (D-CA)

Featured Panelists:
Angela Styles, Former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Margaret Daum, Counsel, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight

Moderated by:

Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005