Congress, in the last defense authorization bill, gave the Defense Department the task of better understanding something called PALT. That stands for procurement and acquisition lead time. By defining it, maybe DoD can shorten it. Defense officials have called for comments. The Professional Services Council plans on submitting them. David Berteau, president of the PSC, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain.
It seemed like a routine contract award for the Energy Department. DoE wanted a company to