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Report: DoD Launches New Competitive Method to Buy ‘Innovative’ Commercial Tech, Services

The Defense Department has released a memorandum that would authorize contracting officers to use a competitive procedure to procure “innovative” commercial technologies and services as part of a four-year pilot program in a move to encourage participation from non-traditional contractors, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. DoD’s acquisition officials will release …

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DISA Seeks to Accelerate Acquisition Process With ‘Other Transaction Authority’

The Defense Information Systems Agency has started adopting the “other transaction authority” as a contracting method to facilitate the acquisition process and speed up the delivery of new technology platforms designed to meet warfighters’ requirements. “Many of the companies we’re dealing with are small start-ups,” Scott Stewart, technical director at …

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USDA’s Gary Washington: IT Modernization Through Centers of Excellence a ‘Change Management Effort’

Gary Washington, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, has said he considers as a “change management effort” the information technology modernization initiative being carried out at USDA through the White House’s centers of excellence, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “At the end of our engagement the ideas that we will …

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GAO Pushes Continued Effort to Manage Government IT Investments

The Government Accountability Office has found through a study that there are still a number of actions the government has to take in order to improve the management of information technology procurement. These actions encompass further review of chief information officer responsibilities, IT contract approval, data center consolidation, software license management and security …

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GAO: Post-Implementation Reviews of DHS’ Major Acquisition Programs Key to Portfolio Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to improve its portfolio management efforts through post-implementation assessments of major acquisition programs upon the deployment of initial capabilities. GAO made the recommendation after it found that DHS does not leverage data collected from reviews once those programs conclude the …

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