Obama-Era Acquisition Leaders Welcome Trump Efficiency Efforts

Friday, April 21, 2017
Government Executive

Though new administrations are famous for rebranding their predecessors’ themes, President Trump’s recently announced efficiency reforms are being welcomed by the Obama-era planners of such acquisition initiatives as category management and shared services.

Trump’s April 12 memo on reorganizing agencies is an “exciting opportunity for our office,” said Lesley Field, for years the deputy administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget. “It’s a good nod to the importance of career people that will keep what we’re doing alive,” she told a Thursday panel put on by the Association for Federal Information Resources Management, a volunteer, education group.

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