The Navy's Innovation Cell is designed to speed up a lumbering acquisition system by getting vendors involved earlier in the process.
The interim policy is aimed at speeding up authorizations for commercial UAS operators.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, who championed defense acquisition reform before it was cool, said he has compiled more than 1,000 suggested changes.
Steve Kelman applauds the attempt to gather real feedback on the acquisition process, but notes that surveys alone are not enough.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
A new feedback tool is aimed at identifying best practices and acquisition areas that need improvement.
National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.
FTC officials fear draft House legislation might be too narrow to fix the problem.
The OMB director also asked House appropriators to boost funding for the U.S. Digital Service.
NASA is on track to launch the new acquisition contract in May, Program Manager Joanne Woytek said. But some of SEWP V's improvements have already been folded back into SEWP IV.
Rather than falling back on the same old solutions, federal IT professionals should discern the best approach to achieve the desired outcome.
The inaugural podcast features HHS' Mark Naggar detailing his team's use of the Digital Services Playbook to streamline procurement.
Net neutrality rules have limited implications for agencies, but the FCC's own funding could suffer as a result.
Although cybersecurity is always a priority, one component CIO said, "my biggest problem is stretching a dollar."
Building a national communications network for first responders is a massive undertaking, and no one seems pleased with the progress so far.
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