Lesley Field, the government's top acquisition officer, talks about the challenge of communicating with 40,000 procurement specialists across government.
Fostering effective communication goes a long way in driving change needed for IT modernization.
Longstanding deficiencies in the Defense Department's tech portfolio emerged as a leading cause for the failure of the organization’s first completed audit report.
Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation.
Two of the top managers at the Federal Acquisition Service are switching jobs, and there are ramifications for the $50 billion EIS contract.
A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.
The congressional watchdog warns that CIOs still lack visibility into IT spending four years after the passage of landmark procurement legislation.
Top acquisition officials from DHS and DISA worry the overuse of OTAs could bring on legislation to rein them in.
In comments to Federal CIO Suzette Kent on the "Cloud Smart" policy, some big cloud providers said there are differences in models, but federal government should stick with NIST's cloud definition.
With its $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions procurement shifting to Schedule 70, the Defense Information Systems Agency is focusing on scale.
As data breaches and identity theft become increasingly regular parts of the news cycle, there is growing support for government taking a lead role in identity proofing. If it does happen, expect to see the Better Identity Coalition's Jeremy Grant showing the way.
GSA and the White House are hoping shared services will drive IT modernization, but it could take some time.