The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed in 2017 requires federal agencies to come up with internal working capital funds to support information technology modernization initiatives and administration officials said agencies are having difficulty establishing those funds, Nextgov reported Wednesday.Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s contracting arm will reduce the fee it charges to clients for enterprise procurement services by start of fiscal year 2020. DISA said Monday that the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization will implement a 2.25 percent contracting fee for IT and telecommunication services starting Oct. 1, down from 2.5 percent.Read More »
Lisa Hershman, acting chief management officer of the Department of Defense, told Defense News in an interview published Friday that DoD is focusing on five key initiatives to find greater savings in fiscal year 2019. Those programs are category management; information technology and business systems; procurement of goods and services in a different manner; health care management; and logistics and supply chain acquisition.
Four senators have asked Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the committee’s ranking member, to mark up a bipartisan bill that would allow federal agencies to establish their own working capital funds to upgrade their information technology systems. The lawmakers …Read More »
The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to create their own working capital funds to update their information technology systems, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and other lawmakers introduced on April 28 the Modernizing Government Technology Act that would …Read More »
The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would set up new budget accounts to fund updates to federal information technology systems would cost $9 billion to implement over five years, a figure that is subject to appropriation. CBO said in a report published Thursday the enactment of the Modernizing Government Technology …Read More »
House lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to create their own working capital funds to update their information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and other lawmakers proposed the Modernizing Outdated and Vulnerable Equipment and Information Technology Act of 2016 as an …Read More »
A new Congressional Budget Office report says the Defense Department’s operation and maintenance funds for DoD-wide programs and agencies rose 7 percent from 1980 through 2000 and 5 percent between 2001 and 2015. CBO said in a report released Friday that DoD saw a 47-percent increase in O&M spending from 2000 through …Read More »