If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)
What is the Freedom of Information Act? (FOIA) The Freedom of Information Act is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. www.foia.gov
Kevin and Paul discuss how FOIA works and what kind of information is exempt from release under the act. Learn how Government employees deal with FOIA requests and why these requests can impact the schedule of completely unrelated acquisitions. FOIA can also be used by Industry to gain competitive intelligence.
FOIA is an important tool that allows citizens to better understand our Government and hold officials accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, it can also be used to sensationalize the mundane and otherwise waste taxpayer dollars. Use wisely!
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Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks. Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting. It is not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.
Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.