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private sector to work…
for the public good.
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2001
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(Washington, D.C.) – Mark Wagner, Johnson
Controls VP for Government Affairs and Chairman of CSA’s Public Policy
Committee, this week told Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) and the House Subcommittee
on Technology and Procurement Policy that services acquisition reform must move
forward in a manner consistent with weapons procurement reform achieved in
“Reforming the way services are acquired
lags behind that achieved in the past few years for weapons systems
acquisition,” Wagner said. “Similar
acquisition reform initiatives aimed specifically at services contracting is now
needed to help the government continue to reduce its infrastructure and
The Contract Services Association has been
working in tandem with the staff of the Government Reform Subcommittee for the
services reform bill, or SARA, the Services Acquisition Reform Act. The Act may be viewed, Wagner said, as
an equivalent to the FASA and Clinger-Cohen laws.
“The role of government contracting has
entered an era of rapidly changing, commercially-driven technological advances,”
Wagner said. “A healthy,
competitive, and innovative industry meeting the government’s needs,
specifically those of our defense industrial base, should be closely integrated
with the commercial marketplace.
SARA would allow us to take advantage of the innovations offered in the
services area and put a welcome emphasis on the needs of the federal acquisition
Wagner focused on the areas of Workforce Initiatives, Business Management Reform, and Commercial Services Acquisition in making his remarks before Congress. A complete review of Mr. Wagner’s comments may be made HERE.