Van Slyke to present at National Academy of Public Administration standing panel

VanSlyke, DavidProfessor David Van Slyke, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy, will present at the National Academy of Public Administration's standing panel on Executive Organization and Management in Washington, DC, on September 19. A panel discussion will focus on the failures of the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program. Van Slyke recently co-authored a book on the program, Complex Contracting: Government Purchasing in the Wake of the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program.  The book, which is co-authored with Trevor Brown and Matthew Potoski, and won the 2014 American Society for Public Administration's Best Book Award, explores the shortcomings of the 25-year, $24 billion U.S. Coast Guard contract and the lessons that can be learned from it when executing complicated contracting scenarios in the future. Complex Contracting will serve as the basis for the panel discussion. Brown will serve as a panelist alongside Van Slyke.  Allan Burman, who served as Administrator of OMB's Office of Federal Procurement Policy during the George H.W. Bush administration, will moderate the discussion. 09/16/14