A new report by theÂ IBMÂ Center for the Business of Government says the Defense Departmentâs Better Buying Power program can be implemented across government agencies to advance agile procurement processes, expand partnerships with industry and further build upÂ services acquisitions.
The “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” report analyzes five initiatives of the Better Buying Power platform, according to an IBMÂ blog post published Monday.
Jimmy Norcross, vice president forÂ IBMâs defense and intelligence business, andÂ Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, wrote that the BBP initiatives cover rewards ofÂ incentives and aim to reduce bureaucracy, changeÂ services acquisitions,Â control costs and promote competition.
The document alsoÂ includes analysisÂ on the implementation of the program, such as the importance of consistent communication among acquisition stakeholders and the need to adopt quality data to guide decision-making processes.
Syracuse Universityâs Zachary Huitink and David Van Slyke authored the report.