June 17, 2019
On April 30, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress with legislative proposals to improve and streamline the federal acquisition process.
One such proposal was the establishment of an “Acquisition Modernization Test Board,” which would authorize the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to:
“exercise a waiver of one or more acquisition or procurement laws as part of a pilot program to evaluate how changing the statutory requirement(s) might facilitate more efficient achievement of the purpose underlying the law.”
This change would give the OFPP the ability and flexibility to pilot innovative approaches to streamline acquisitions.