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Agile Procurement

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Dominic Campbell’s challenge to clumsy government procurement has the best title of the year – It’s Time People Got Fired for Hiring IBM. The rest is pretty good too..

Government has a uniquely long and drawn-out procurement process weighed down by red tape and requirements and an unhealthy addiction to big initiatives over many small innovations.

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