Revamping the federal acquisition process requires innovation and a creative approach to break with the way things have been done and appeal to the incoming workforce.
A proposed amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to make broad but incremental changes to acquisition rules across government.
And buy-in from leaders is the key to locking in lasting benefits.
A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.
"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.
NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.
New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.
The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.
The Census Bureau is planning a hybrid approach to its data collection for 2020 and beyond.
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