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Department of State Prepares to Stand Up IT Procurement Office

The Department of State is establishing a new office for the data-driven procurement of enterprise information technology services, Fedscoop reported Thursday. A new IT Acquisitions Office within the department will operate by spring 2020, according to the official in charge of managing the future organization.

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DoD to Consider Interoperability, Cost, Security in Cloud IT Procurement

The Defense Department is considering security, cost, interoperability and user friendliness as key factors in the procurement of a cloud-based information technology platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Dana White, Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, told reporters Thursday the department will conduct a full and open competition for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition …

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Eminence Griffin: US’ Proposed NAFTA Language Change Could Affect IT Procurement

The Trump administration’s proposed changes to a trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada could harm the information technology industry’s access to contracting opportunities in the two foreign countries, FCW reported Wednesday. One proposed change to the North American Free Trade Agreement would equalize foreign access to U.S. government contracts and …

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GAO: Agencies Should Ensure CIO Involvement in IT Procurement Review, Approval Processes

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to allow chief information officers to assess and approve information technology contracts in an effort to increase CIOs’ oversight of agencies’ planned IT acquisitions. GAO said in a report published Wednesday 14 of the 22 assessed agencies failed to involve CIOs in the …

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Army Reviews Comms Systems to Update IT Procurement Strategy

The U.S. Army has begun to assess its entire communications system as part of efforts to streamline the military branch’s information technology procurement process, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the review will produce recommendations on streamlining IT acquisition and that …

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DOT Freezes IT Procurements to Kick Off FITARA Implementation; Richard McKinney Comments

The Transportation Department has paused procurements for new technology while waiting for the completion of an inventory over DOT’s information technology properties, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes the IT buy suspension marks the department’s first step to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Richard McKinney, DOT’s chief information officer, said …

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