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Mitigating Spirals of Conflict in DoD Source Selections

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Maser, Steven M.
Thompson, Fred
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2011
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2011
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Defense Acquisition University
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en_US
Abstract
Government contracting is rife with opportunities for miscom- munication and misperception. This can undermine trust and fuel spirals of conflict. For this article, the authors interviewed participants and analyzed Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest decisions involving Department of Defense source selections. They found agency, vendor, and GAO prac- tices that trigger and fuel these spirals. Contracting agencies and GAO can take steps to improve communication, reduce inconsistencies, and reduce perceptions of bias, thereby miti- gating costly bid protests.
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Naval Postgraduate School
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16 p.
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Maser, Steven M., and Fred Thompson. "MITIGATING SPIRALS OF CONFLICT IN DoD SOURCE SELECTIONS." Defense AR Journal 18.2 (2011): 160.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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