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DISA Preps For Risk Under New IT Acquisition Approach

DigitalGovThe Defense Information Systems Agency wants to adopt an agile information technology acquisition approach and aims to prepare for risks with such a strategy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jared Serbu writes the agency plans to award task orders on existing contract vehicles instead of holding full-and-open opportunities.

Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, DISA director, told contractors in a conference the agency intends to focus on agile acquisition in 2014 and aims to accelerate the deployment of technology, Serbu reports.

Jennifer Carter, DISA’s acquisition lead, told the station the agency aims to give program managers flexibility to deliver services and develop strategies for multiple-award contracts.

DISA has started adopting flexibility in its contracts with several vendors, including permitting Defense Department employees to use iPhone and Android-based mobile devices, the station reports.

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