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Symantec’s GiGi Schumm Talks Acquisition Reform

Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) GiGi Schumm spoke with ChannelWeb about the issue of acquisition reform: “One of the big ones is acquisition reform. That’s a place where we’ll all be focused. I think that’s good news for all of us, too, because the enemy … well, the enemy doesn’t have the same sort of procurement processes and regulations that we do. They operate under a different set of rules. While it’s important the government does its due diligence and makes sure it’s open competition and there’s adherence to standards, if you add all that together and the net result is it takes you three years to buy something instead of 9 to 12 months, you’ve put yourself far behind the enemy. They’re using the latest technology and our government is not.”

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