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Ellen Lord: Defense Acquisition Policy Needs Reform

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference held Thursday that DoD should reform its acquisition process for information technology modernization programs, Federal News Radio reported Friday. In line with this, Lord said that she and her staff develop acquisition …

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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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USDS, OFPP Unveil Certification Program for Federal Digital Service Procurement Professionals

The U.S. Digital Service has teamed up with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to launch a new certification that aims to facilitate training of government digital service acquisition professionals. USDS said Wednesday the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services was launched in accordance with President Donald …

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Make Procurement Authorities Clear to Acquisition Workforce

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said she plans to look at all procurement authorities and contract vehicles the Defense Department implements in an effort to reform DoD’s business practices, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Then [we’ll take] examples of how these different acquisition authorities and contract types …

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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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