Officials are asking industry serious questions about incentives that might entice the best companies and their best work.
The agency is seeking to consolidate printing tasks for savings.
GAO uncovered nine common characteristics in a number of successful IT acquisitions from across the government.
OMB has a goal of reducing spending on management support service contracts by 15 percent by the end of fiscal 2012.
Two experts agree that agile development can work at agencies, but they see different problems that must be addressed.
The government lowered its overall improper payment error rate to 4.7 percent, down from 5.42 percent in 2009.
Teams often succeed or fail because of decisions that are made before they even hold their first meeting.
For the second time, DOD misses deadline for filing report on data center consolidation
Scott Klososky shows how technology tools are used poorly
Federal officials want contractors, who have access to government record systems and handle the sensitive information, to take their responsibilities seriously.
Officials have become more apt to share what they know to the other benefit, but further openness has its hurdles to jump.
By growing organic agency capabilities, agencies will have options in the future to use contractors or apply federal employees' skill to acquisition and oversight.