Stan Soloway & Jonathan Aberman: The ins and outs of contingency contracting

Following discovery of its data breach, the Office of Personnel Management was criticized for awarding a identity protection contract within 36 hours. But in fact, fast-track procurement makes sense in contingency situations. In reality, the government contracting community is too reluctant to use many of the authorities and flexibilities it has. Stan Soloway is the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council; Jonathan Aberman is the managing director of Amplifier Ventures and chairman of Tandem NSI. They joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explore the topic of contingency contracting, and explain why OPM awarded that original contract so quickly.