The housing agency plans to work with the Centers of Excellence program at the General Services Administration to manage its troves of data.
House appropriators continue to worry that the Pentagon's $10 billion single-award Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract will lock the department into the same cloud system for a generation despite ongoing improvements in technology.
A new centralized cloud resource is part of larger push by the agency to make finding services and supplies easier for federal customers.
The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.
GSA is ironing out the details for its online marketplace as it moves ahead with a draft solicitation.
An emphasis on category management includes plans to develop civilian agency version of the Pentagon's productivity and communications cloud contract.
The Defense Department is working with congressional constraints on information it can share with defense industrial base regarding restricted vendors.
Non-incumbent carriers on GSA's new telecommunications contract hope federal agencies are looking to diversify their solicitations.
The Air Force plans to migrate 100 applications to the cloud this year with as many as possible opting for the fast track authority to operate process.
Industry analysts see some hurdles, but say GSA is improving over earlier iterations on a legislatively required plan to launch an e-commerce marketplace for federal procurement.
Agencies that miss the first Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions transition milestone this autumn will set off warning signals.
GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.
Agencies are investing more in cloud and saving hundreds of millions of dollars as a result — but cloud investments still only represent a fraction of government IT purchases, and data on their cost and savings is far from complete.
Federal contractors told a House panel that last winter's partial government shutdown is still taking a toll.
Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.
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