According to the text, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
is a body of law that governs U.S. Federal Government's procurement process.
The FAR is prepared, issued and maintained under the joint command of the
Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services Administration
(GAO) and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. You may visit Acquisition Central’s
to obtain additional information regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulation
Imagine that you are a contracts officer for the Internal
Revenue Services, and that your supervisor has tasked you with the procurement
of a new software system for processing tax returns. Use the Internet to
research one (1) scandal related to government procurement that has occurred
within the past four (4) years.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1 Analyze the FAR, and
conclude whether or not these regulations overall offer adequate protection of
the collective buying power of the American people. Prepare an argument in
support of your position.
2 Based on the scandal
that you have researched, determine whether or not the executive branch is the
proper one to effectuate change that would provide checks and balances for the
purchase of good and services for the government. Provide a rationale for your
3 Use at least three (3)
quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify
as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.