The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.
The next generation of VA's electronic health record should see benefits from agency advances in predictive analytics.
New CIO Joe Klimavicz wants the Justice Department to adopt a service broker model for IT acquisition.
Industry representatives want more information from federal officials supporting their claims that new procurement programs won't compete with the private sector.
News and notes from around the federal IT community
Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.
Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.
Government IT can support more than just an agency mission -- physical and cybersecurity alike are critical to economic vitality.
Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.
Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.