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Dan Kim

Daniel C. Kim is director of procurement for the Weideman Group. His 25+ years of experience in state and local government includes serving as director of California’s Department of General Service and a term as president of the National Association of State Chief Administrators.

Completing an IT project can be slow and complicated — but before it even begins, the project approval itself can eat up months or years. Dan Kim has a proposal: Let's take some lessons from the TV show Shark Tank.
The public servants who handle procurement wield millions of dollars and important contracts supporting work with far-reaching impacts. So why are they underpaid? Contributor Dan Kim discusses possible solutions.