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Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz: Agile Contracting Model Helps CIS Speed Up IT Service Acquisition

Mark Schwartz Mark Schwartz, chief information officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has said CIS has adopted an agile method to help expedite the acquisition of ...
Beth McGrath

Deloitte’s Beth McGrath Calls for IT Acquisition Process Reform, Cultural Change at Pentagon

Beth McGrath Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has called for a cultural change and reform in the process of acquiring information technology ...
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DoD Officials Remain Concerned Over Section 843 of Defense Authorization Bill

Some former and current Defense Department officials are calling for an alternative acquisition reform proposal to the policy bill promoted by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair ...
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GSA Launches Online Tool for High Volume IT Purchases; Kelly Clark Comments

The General Services Administration has introduced an online platform for federal agencies to place bulk orders for hard drives, computer monitors and other information technology products, ...
Sen. John McCain

John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

Sen. John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Urges Defense Acquisition Staff to Help Increase DoD’s Tech Capacity

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has encouraged the Defense Department‘s procurement employees to always consider ...
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Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal ...
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John Marshall: Legislation Needed to Increase Govt Adoption of Shared Service Strategies

The U.S. government needs legislation to encourage federal agencies to implement more outsourcing methods for their organizational processes, according to John Marshall, founder and ...
Frank Kendall

Report: Frank Kendall Concerned Over Timing of John McCain’s DoD Acquisition Reform Plans

Frank Kendall Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall believes Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) move to give greater authority on defense acquisition programs to service chiefs may ...
Anne Rung

Anne Rung Outlines Federal IT Spending Efficiency Efforts

Anne Rung The government working on new initiatives in shared services, innovation and vendor relationships as part of efforts to change federal information technology spending, ...