A MeriTalk study says another $19.7 billion could be saved through consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access and infrastructure diversification.
The change comes out of the 90-day review of federal privacy rules as they relate to big data.
Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA.
Information gathered as part of the reverse auction process could provide the type of granular data that's hard to come by.
GSA's product- and service-centric approach ignores how those products and services would be used, argues the Information Technology Industry Council.
“Technology alone can't reduce privacy risks,” says computer science professor Susan Graham, one of the authors of a White House report on big data. “There has to be policy as well.”
The Telecommunications Industry Association also told GSA that federal workforce training is crucial to bolstering cybersecurity in the acquisition process.
The nonbinding rules are aimed at reducing vulnerabilities in the power sector's procurement process.
Key backers say they will hold OMB's "feet to the fire" to ensure the agency lives up to the measure's requirements.
The department's inspector general used automated software to direct suspicious traffic at the public-facing websites of five offices; only one analyzed and moved to block the threat.
The House passed the spending transparency legislation easily, as the Senate did earlier, but it's not clear what the White House position is.
Cybersecurity firm Qualys estimated that more than 10 percent of computers used in government and corporations worldwide still use the OS, which Microsoft stopped supporting three weeks ago.