The advice in a 15-year-old Government Accountability Office report is remarkably relevant to the CIO's role in the FITARA era.
Teams of techies will bring new acquisition models to seven agencies as part of the Digital Acquisitions Pilot.
The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target.
Federal CIO Tony Scott is pushing out a plan to allow custom code developed by or for the government to be shared across agencies, and in some cases released to the public.
Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun.
"We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies," many of which are unfamiliar with federal acquisition regulations, said Jennifer Walsmith, NSA's senior acquisition executive.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 contract awards on its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program.
Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals.
The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.
Superseding the 2010 memo on data center consolidation, a new draft guidance would elevate emphasis on cloud, shared services and savings.
The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.