The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.
Steve Kelman spotlights a provision that could make smart procurement even harder.
The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.
The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.
The measure, introduced by Reps. Eshoo, Connolly, Hanna and Swalwell, would establish an executive branch office to review select projects for cost overruns.
Steve Kelman explains what agencies can learn from a TSA contest's coverage on the NBC Nightly News.
Acquisition experts say reformers need to focus on the larger issues, such as attracting talented innovators.
A closer partnership between records management and IT leaders will make digitization seamless and foster a more open government.
Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.
The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.
Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.
Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Steve Kelman argues that there are two distinct flavors of this data-driven assessment -- and that their advocates don't talk nearly as much as they should.
Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.
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