Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.
The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.
Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.
Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.
Silicon Valley executives voiced frustration and concern over the length of time it takes for contracts to go through while doing business with the government.
Budget uncertainty hurts agency planning and can lead to more waste. Congress wants to change -- but how?
A House Armed Services Subcommittee markup provides the Pentagon with more authority to recover from a cyberattack, replaces OPM's security clearance information systems and restricts funding for the DOD's Silicon Valley acquisition experiment.
In comments on GitHub, Homeland Security CIO Luke McCormack sought to set the record straight on how the agency views open source.
Steve Kelman digs into just what's required by the FAR, and finds it's remarkably agile-friendly.
A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.
A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.
House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.
It's been nearly 16 months since the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act was signed into law, but there's still much to do on the implementation front.
As a new security clearance agency develops, OPM's background checkers are seeking automated tools to review a variety of web-accessible information sources.
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