Agencies that adopt the OMB policy will foster greater collaboration with industry by linking program officials with private-sector experts to solve problems, writes columnist Dan Chenok.
When developing a project in smaller bits, agencies create certain challenges that integrated project teams need to think about in the earliest stages.
The government has invested money in training and rebuilding an acquisition workforce that has strong business prowess, but proposed rules could hinder the employees' business decisions.
OMB offered checklist of recommendations for agencies to align their acquisition practices to modular contracting for IT.
Sequestration and other hurdles pose challenges for federal IT, but it's not all bad news.
Proposals to require agencies to automatically suspend companies accused of wrongdoing have been softened in latest version of a bill.
Terminating contracts might seem like a job killer, but some experts predict the opposite effect.
Although the concerns have morphed a bit, the government is still struggling to address the challenges FCW highlighted in our first issues back in 1987.
Dun & Bradstreet provides unique identifiers used to designate businesses in contract coding, and GSA would like more freedom than it now has.
Administration puts more emphasis on increasing contracts with small businesses.
Companies that develop a habit of filing protests without merit should pay for it, expert recommends.
Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) focused Congress' attention on acquisition reforms.