Agency News: White House


8 ways to align acquisition to IT's pace

OMB offered checklist of recommendations for agencies to align their acquisition practices to modular contracting for IT.

DATA Act slammed for lacking transparency

Citizens should have insight into the legislative process, which the House-passed bill doesn't offer, according to an OMB official.

OMB promotes agile IT development in new guidance

Incremental approach to IT project management is intended to save money and move IT projects ahead faster.

Innovation contests spread through government

Cristin Dorgelo, hired away from the X Prize Foundation, is pleased to see innovation competitions bringing results to government.

Think small business when buying small things

Administration puts more emphasis on increasing contracts with small businesses.

OFPP freshens up time-tested cost-savings technique

Officials propose several revisions to the value engineering model, an approach to saving money when resources are tight that dates from WWII.

VanRoekel: IT reform 'a shock to the system'

Less than two years in the making, the plan to transform federal IT management has seen some significant milestones.

Mark Forman

Mark Forman: E-gov's staunch champion

Mark Forman led President George W. Bush's e-government and e-business initiatives to create a more productive, citizen-centric government.

Josh Koskinen

John Koskinen: Y2K revisited

John Koskinen helped the U.S. brace for Y2K -- and in doing so changed federal IT.

6 steps for agencies to aid small businesses

OFPP's new leader gives agency officials six steps to increase contracts for businesses through multiple-award contracts.

Air Force cancels annual IT conference amid cost concerns

The Air Force's annual IT conference has been shelved for 2012 as event spending comes under tough government scrutiny.

OFPP attempts to put acquisition on pace with technological change

Administration takes another stab at reshaping procurement to keep up with rapidly changing technology.

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