Tag Archives: IT procurement

Four Agencies Eye October Launch for IT Vendor Management Office; Michael Wooten Quoted

IT Procurement

The General Services Administration (GSA), NASA, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center plan to unveil an IT vendor management office in October to help agencies make informed decisions when it comes to IT procurement.

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FAR Amendment Simplifies Req’s for IT Purchases Under GSA Contract Vehicles

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to reduce agency burdens when leveraging GSA’s contract vehicles for information technology procurements. GSA said in a statement dated July 9th that agencies aren't required to justify the use of the best procurement approach when issuing orders under GSA vehicles or governmentwide acquisition programs such as IT Schedule 70, STARS 2 and Alliant 2.

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Advisory Panel Says Pentagon Needs ‘War Footing Approach’ to Defense Tech Acquisitions

An advisory group created by Congress has released a report that calls for the Department of Defense to adopt a “war footing approach” when it comes to the acquisition and delivery of technological capabilities to warfighters to keep ahead of near-peer competitors’ tech advances, National Defense reported Tuesday. The Section 809 Panel said in the report its 58 recommendations are divided into 12 sections including the Dynamic Marketplace Framework, portfolio management, information technology procurement, budget and acquisition workforce.
 

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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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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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Lawmakers Seek to Increase Federal CTO’s Role in IT Decisions

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (R-Va.) plan to introduce legislation that would give the fgovernment’s chief technology officer a larger role in making decisions on large-scale information technology projectss, Nextgov reported Monday. Joseph Marks writes the Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology Act would give the federal CTO …

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