Issue: Extensive data collection requirements via the Federal Acquisition Regulation combined with an explosion in data reporting for agency specific procurement programs and the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI).
These data reporting requirements are increasing costs and risks for contractors across the federal procurement enterprise. Costs that are ultimately borne by customer agencies through higher prices and reduced access to commercial solutions.
Recommendation: Conduct a comprehensive review of the data reporting requirements contained in the FAR. Require Departments/agencies to provide OFPP with a comprehensive list of agency specific data reporting requirements applicable to contractors. Work with the private sector/contractor base and the customer agencies to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary, and/or additional reporting requirements where the costs outweigh the benefits.