The Pentagon's acquisition reform initiative is in its third iteration. A new report examines how it's working and gleans possible lessons for the rest of government.
Steve Kelman contends that the real lesson from 18F's recent reverse auction is about citizen engagement, not contracting.
Hacking China back is not the solution to American cyber vulnerability, experts warn. Voters need to start demanding that presidential candidates take a deeper look at the issue.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement's provisions on government procurement would open new supplier markets to federal buyers, but will likely require more due diligence.
GSA's in-house startup tried a reverse auction micro-purchase approach to buying code, and it turned out one techie was willing to work for far cheaper than anyone had imagined.
The administration's new governance structure is a solid first step, but legislation is still necessary, writes Shared Services Leadership Coalition CEO John Marshall.
DOD's acquisition office released guidance late last month for program managers to better address cybersecurity risk during the acquisition process.
Groups representing federal workers worry that Speaker Ryan will back pay freezes for federal workers and steep cuts to federal benefits as part of plans to balance the budget.
The General Services Administration's Acquisition Gateway just turned a year old and has 17 product categories to peruse -- but for now, only if you're a federal employee.
Battered by cyberattacks, the private sector wants to know when the government will take the fight to the adversary -- or at least let companies retaliate on their own.
DHS’ Gregory Touhill says an update to the government's 15-year-old document governing IT is a good thing, but feds still lag when it comes to getting and using the cybersecurity tools they need.
The $5 billion in cuts to a defense policy bill under a budget deal between the White House and Congress would affect only a smattering of IT programs.
Military reservists might be the key to closer collaboration between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon, according to Raj Shah, an Air Force reservist and senior director of strategy at Palo Alto Networks.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Steve Kelman applauds the efforts to get contracting officers thinking differently about IT.
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