Past Event

A $400 Billion Opportunity

10 Strategies to Cut the Fat Out of Federal Procurement

1:30 - 3:00 PM EST

The federal government can save between $25 billion and $54 billion a year by changing the way it buys goods and services, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.

But reforming a $500 billion annual acquisition system is a massively complex problem. To put the challenge in perspective, Dr. Ashton Carter of the Defense Department and Anne Rung of the Commerce Department will share their perspectives on promising initiatives being pursued by the Obama administration.

CAP’s "Doing What Works" project will release Visiting Fellow Raj Sharma’s new analysis, which distills a comprehensive procurement-reform agenda into 10 proven strategies. Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.

Featured Speaker:
Ashton Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

Introduced by:
Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured Panelists:
David Litman, former Senior Procurement Executive; U.S. Department of Transportation; former Chair; Federal Chief Acquisition Officers’ Council Human Capital Working Group
Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
David Nelson, Former Head of Purchasing at Honda of America, John Deere, and Delphi

Moderated by:
Raj Sharma, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress

For a full transcript click here.