chapter  10
Acquiring Technology Solutions
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Acquiring technology solutions for public agency operations means dealing with government procurement and contracting processes. Unfortunately, these are two of the most complex facets of modern public administration. It takes years of education and training to become a competent contracting officer whether at the federal, state, or locallevel of government. Such persons need to have a firm understanding of the vast and complex rules and regulations that govern procurement and contracting as weIl as the technical knowledge and expertise to define precise specifications for the products and services they acquire for public agencies.