Tag Archives: FITARA

Jason Gray: Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FITARA Implementation

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Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …

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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting

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Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs. The company said Tuesday its Impact of the Presidential Transition 2016-2017 …

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Connolly wants the Modernizing Government Technology Act to move through the Senate during a lame duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 election. …

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Tom Sharpe, David Shive: GSA’s IT Initiatives Underscore Cross-Agency Collaboration

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Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s federal acquisition service, and GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive have highlighted the agency’s information technology initiatives that seek to foster partnerships across the government. Sharpe and Shive wrote in a blog post published Tuesday GSA’s 18F organization led efforts to create the Agile Services blanket purchase …

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Dell’s Steve Harris: FITARA Implementation Depends on Agency CIOs, IT Revolving Fund Approval

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Dell’s Steve Harris has said government agencies’ progress in the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act depends on the approval of a White House bill that would establish a $3.1 billion revolving fund for IT system updates, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell’s federal …

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

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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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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

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The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Dell’s Steve Harris: Federal CIOs Should Involve Employees in FITARA Implementation

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Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems group, has recommended federal chief information officers instill a “future-ready mindset” among employees to facilitate the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. “A future-ready organization will spend less on maintaining legacy systems; focus more on agile, responsive …

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