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Interagency Contracts (Part I): Overview and Recommendations for Reform

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342



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Agenda

The hearing examined the rapid proliferation of interagency contracting vehicles in recent years. It reviewed the potential benefits and shortcomings of interagency contracting as well as the potential impact these vehicles may have on competition. The hearing also reviewed the reasons behind the increase in interagency contracting vehicles and whether agencies are creating and using these vehicles responsibly. The hearing assessed the need for increased oversight and reform, with a second hearing to follow at a future date, asking agency officials to address the issues raised in Part I. Additional information and materials relating to this hearing are available at http://mccaskill.senate.gov/issues/soco/docs.cfm

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Ralph Nash
    Professor Emeritus
    Frederick J. Lees, E.K. Gubin Professor Emeritus of Government Contracts Law, The George Washington University Law School
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  • Marshall Doke
    Partner
    Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
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  • Steven Schooner
    Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program
    The George Washington University Law School
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  • Joshua Schwartz
    E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contracts Law; Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program; Faculty Chair of the Presidential Merit Scholars Program
    The George Washington University Law School
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