On-Demand Video: FPASA & Executive Orders: Effects on the Acquisition Ecosystem

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Across party lines, Presidents are increasingly relying on their authority under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (FPASA) to regulate government contract.  

A recent Center White Paper by Emily Murphy, a senior fellow with the Baroni Center and the former Administrator of the General Services Administration, explored how this broad authority has been used to justify Executive Orders on topics ranging from the nondisplacement of incumbent workforces to civil rights issues and contractor responsibility policies around labor compliance to COVID vaccination mandates. Emily was joined by 

  • Stan Soloway, President and CEO of Celero Strategies and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense/Acquisition Reform for President Clinton and 
  • Paul Ray, Director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for President Trump

The panel discussed trends in FPASA orders, the regulatory process and burden encompassing these orders, and their effects on the acquisition workforce and government contractor communities.   


Emily Murphy
Senior Fellow & Moderator
Baroni Center for Government Contracting

Stan Soloway
Chief Executive Officer
Celero Strategies

Paul Ray
Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
The Heritage Foundation

Download the Center White Paper

Improving Economy and Efficiency in Federal Contracting Presidential Use of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to Direct Procurement Policy, No. 15, Emily Murphy