For too long, the budget and appropriations process hampered agencies’ ability to buy, modernize legacy IT systems, OMB’s Federal CIO Tony Scott said.
With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.
More than 40 companies have used GSA’s new fast-track process to get a spot on the agency’s massive multiple-award IT contract.
Rep. Will Hurd told FCW that the notion that “if you don’t spend it, you lose it [is] the wrong kind of incentive to have in purchasing IT goods and services.”
The White House sent its legislative proposal to Capitol Hill and Rep. Steny Hoyer plans on introducing legislation based on that proposal this week.
Executives accuse Shay Assad of pursuing a “personal vendetta.”
The Obama administration proposes to spend $3.1 billion next year to seed a fund designed to improve cybersecurity by modernizing federal IT.
The upgrade eliminates the need for manual tracking of individual pricing discounts for federal, state, and local government contracts.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems.
The DoD is trying to be more transparent in the way it prices contracts, defining what “lowest price technically acceptable” actually means.