Tag Archives: Acquisition Reform

Report: Congress May Take Up IT Bills in Lame Duck Session

Congress might use a so-called “lame duck” session after November to discuss five pending bills related to information technology, FCW reported Friday. FCW reports the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is up for review by the Senate, while the Reforming Federal of Procurement of IT Act has bipartisan support in …

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Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances as agencies seek to drive innovation, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that some contracting and acquisitions professionals said the government should instead overcome a hesitance to use alternative tools …

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A Double Dose of Acquisition Reform

Last week, DoD and Congress each moved forward with acquisition reform measures: DoD proposed changes to DFARS to comply with OCI-prevention language in section 207 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (WSARA) and the House Armed Services Committee unaimously approved H.R. 5013, the IMPROVE Acquisitions Act of …

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