An experienced federal hand at cloud services acquisition recommends not going all in right away.
Robert McDonald said his agency can be modernized but not without the help of Congress.
Steve Kelman argues that government needs more leaders with experience in both areas.
A recent Supreme Court ruling covering the False Claims Act is going to change the way contractors do business with the federal government.
The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.
Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake
White House tech officials are looking to put more weight behind CNAP for the next administration.
Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.
Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.
The administration wants to change how agencies buy cybersecurity services as part of a $19 billion plan to tighten federal information security.
GSA's Mary Davie steps in to manage IT category
OMB is planning deals on laptops and desktops via its strategic sourcing program.
"It's a major change internally within the FBI [in] how we buy stuff," FBI Chief Acquisition Officer Paul Courtney said.
The White House has threatened to veto the Senate version of the annual defense policy bill, citing opposition to key provisions on acquisition and cybersecurity policy, among a litany of other objections.
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.
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