The rule is the result of a Government Accountability and Transparency Board recommendation to implement a uniform system for identifying the government's financial transactions.
Steve Kelman applauds the IDEA Lab experiments -- and explains what it will take to make real changes stick.
Experts agree that applying analytics to acquisition could yield results in terms of cost and quality -- with the right data and know-how.
More deals might have to wait until a new funding measure is enacted in the lame-duck session of Congress that starts next month.
A former U.S. diplomat argues that social media is extending the range and influence of foreign leaders
The goal is to "improve acquisition in general, but also IT acquisition specifically," says Senior Enterprise Architect Nicole Willis.
Department's IG highlights questions about reverse auctions in the wake of a critical report on VA procurement officer Susan Taylor.
Federal IT executives have been talking about agile development for years, but the iterative approach is now being incorporated into contracting requirements.
The Information Technology Industry Council's Trey Hodgkins offers his forecast for the coming year.
The tech industry group said GSA's announced plans for NS2020 are "out of synch" with its stated intention of overhauling telecom contracting.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.
Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.
We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.
The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.
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