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PLCY689F Current Issues in Federal Acquisition
3 Credit(s)

The course objective is to explore ways to improve (from a public policy perspective) the efficiency and effectiveness with which the government goes about doing its business. This course will look at the public/private interrelationships from the perspective of national security, public policy, industrial management and politics in the early 21st century environment. Topics covered include: requirements; budgeting; Congress; science and technology; product development, production and support (management and costs); competition; public/private partnerships; privatization; small business innovation; government oversight; the press; the defense industry; and international considerations (military, industrial and trade).
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