News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.
Using HHS Buyers Club as a model, the procurement office wants to encourage other agencies to launch acquisition innovation labs.
Senate bill carves out exemption for supercomputing and other lab IT; an earlier version of the measure would have exempted the entire Department of Energy.
Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.
A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.
GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.
Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.
Sorting out the alphabet soup of federal acquisition options means focusing on what your agency values most.
There is inherent tension among the various IT sources for federal buyers, but GSA's Mary Davie says there is plenty of business to go around.
The goal of the proposed blanket purchase agreement would be to decrease software acquisition cycles to less than four weeks.
The General Services Administration is working hard to adapt to changing communications needs. Just don't call it a contract.