The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.
Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake
Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.
White House tech officials are looking to put more weight behind CNAP for the next administration.
Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.
GSA's Mary Davie steps in to manage IT category
The administration wants to change how agencies buy cybersecurity services as part of a $19 billion plan to tighten federal information security.
OMB is planning deals on laptops and desktops via its strategic sourcing program.
The White House has threatened to veto the Senate version of the annual defense policy bill, citing opposition to key provisions on acquisition and cybersecurity policy, among a litany of other objections.
"It's a major change internally within the FBI [in] how we buy stuff," FBI Chief Acquisition Officer Paul Courtney said.
Revamping the federal acquisition process requires innovation and a creative approach to break with the way things have been done and appeal to the incoming workforce.
A proposed amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to make broad but incremental changes to acquisition rules across government.