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Rand Allen Discusses Government Contracts Acquisition Reform

July 29, 2014

Rand L. Allen, chair of Wiley Rein’s Government Contracts Practice, was quoted extensively in a Law360 article published yesterday about possible ways Congress could reform regulations surrounding the government contract process.  The article discusses a greater investment in government personnel; allowing for more innovation; and streamlining and reducing audits and bid protests.  Mr. Allen said that bid protests unfairly get a lot of the blame by critics who say the process introduces delays and uncertainty.  “There's a lot of conventional wisdom and urban legend about protests, but in my experience the Government Accountability Office has done a pretty good job of striking a balance between transparency and efficiency,” Mr. Allen said.