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Industry Looks Into Procurement Reform Talk

IT SpendingSome industry watchers have weighed in on the future of federal information technology procurement and factors that could lead to comprehensive reform on the government’s IT acquisition practices, FCW reported Wednesday.

Mark Rockwell cited experts as saying the call for change could have been catalyzed by the issues encountered with the HealthCare.gov website but cautioned against revamping just based on lessons learned.

The challenge is at the systemic level, Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, said to FCW.

“There is an alignment of political will on the issue and a healthy understanding of the larger systematic failure in acquisition,” Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, told FCW.

Rockwell writes that many industry members believe the pending Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act could use a larger vision.

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