Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said there is room for "policy and discussions" around expanded agency CIO authorities, but expressed concern that legislation might fail to take into account unforeseen future circumstances.
The Texas Republican tasked with overhauling DOD acquisition talked with FCW about his concerns and priorities.
Some requirements in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFI could "unduly restrict competition," argues the Coalition for Government Procurement's Roger Waldron.
The White House wants agencies to look for ways to cut discretionary spending, in part to pay for the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative the president unveiled in March.
Mary Davie of the Office of Integrated Technology Services says the agency is prepping for a more complex and competitive future.
As agency executives look to implement and reinforce cybersecurity as part of their overall IT and programmatic priorities, an important OMB policy and industry implementation framework can provide context and support by enabling sound IT governance.
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.
The Office of Technology Assessment has been unfunded for the better part of 20 years.
Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA.
Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall and Sen. Joe Donnelly used an Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the possibility of using the same cost guidelines for IT and weapons systems.
Lawmakers have given agencies long-term funding clarity for the first time in years. But the lack of budget drama could open the door to other conflicts.