Chief acquisition officers: appointments generally conform to legislative requirements, but agencies need to clearly define roles and responsibilities : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate.

Chief acquisition officers: appointments generally conform to legislative requirements, but agencies need to clearly define roles and responsibilities : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate.

by U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Overview

"Why GAO Did This Study
Federal agencies spent more than half a trillion dollars in fiscal year 2011 through contracts to acquire goods and services in support of their missions, but have historically faced significant acquisition management challenges preventing them from getting the best return on their investments. The SARA legislation requires 16 federal civilian agencies to appoint a Chief Acquisition Officer to advise and assist agency leadership to help ensure that the agency's mission is achieved through the management of its acquisition activities. GAO was asked to examine: (1) how agencies have filled the CAO position; (2) the extent to which CAOs are involved in performing the acquisition management functions set forth in the SARA legislation and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance; and (3) what challenges, if any, agency CAOs report in fulfilling their responsibilities. GAO administered a questionnaire to 16 CAOs, reviewed documentation on CAOs' roles and responsibilities, organizational placement, and backgrounds, and interviewed a number of CAOs and other acquisition officials.
What GAO Recommends
GAO recommends that the Administrator of OMB's Office of Federal Procurement Policy work with the CAO Council to issue guidance directing agencies to more clearly define CAOs' roles and responsibilities. The Administrator agreed with the"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974242917
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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