Tag Archives: technology acquisition

CSIS Report: Pentagon’s OTA Obligations Rose 75 Percent in FY 2019


A Center for Strategic and International Studies report stated that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) other transaction authority (OTA) obligations have climbed 712 percent since fiscal year 2015 and increased from $4.4 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018 to $7.7 billion in FY 2019, reflecting a 75 percent rise.

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Trump, Tech Industry Heads Discuss Huawei Licensing Issues

President Trump met with technology industry leaders on Monday to discuss a range of national security issues including plans to ease restrictions on U.S. sales to Huawei, Reuters reported Tuesday. Trump told participants such as the heads of Google and Cisco that the administration will issue “timely licensing decisions” as requested by industry. 

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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White House Updates Info Mgmt Principles

The White House has released a proposal that seeks to update the federal government’s information management principles, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes the proposal’s draft minimum requirements aim to prevent abuse of authorized privileges and mitigate the risk of malicious activity. The proposal also calls on agencies to monitor …

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Tony Scott: FITARA to Align CIO Roles, Federal IT Spending

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will pave the way for government CIOs to shape and align technology spending, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes that Scott’s experience in the private sector can give insight into how FITARA drives the “conversation” on IT budgets and investments. “Eighty percent …

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