The Complications of Cost and Pricing in NCMAExecutiveDirector's Blog A blog by NCMAExecutiveDirector Posted September 11, 2014 · Report reply Odessa,The initiatives "in various stages of development" refer to the trade associations PSC, AIA, NDIA), OMB, the Congress and government agencies again looking at the current acquisition system; policies, regulations, statutes and processes to review how they might improve outcomes. For example, within DoD this takes the form of Better Buying Power 3.0. The Professional Services Council recently issued a report from their Leadership Commission (From Crisis to Opportunity). Other associations have also developed written recommendations and Congress is talking to most significant stakeholders. There isn't yet consensus on whether today's system is "bloated" or "horrendous," what areas (TINA, FAR, and the government's pricing and compliance infrastructure) require change, and if so, what. We will have to see what happens in coming weeks.