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OMB is seeking comments on its first major overhaul of IT acquisition in nearly 20 years. The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) gives Chief Information Officers (CIOs) significant involvement in budget, procurement, and workforce decisions related to IT investments. 

 

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Agencies can improve tracking, assessment of mobile costs, GAO finds

More comprehensive, centralized tracking of expenditures for mobile devices and services would better position agencies to improve their spending efficiency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined. GAO assessed 15 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies that reported telecommunications spending of $10 million or more in either …… » Read more

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GSA may postpone release of NS2020 RFP

The General Services Administration (GSA) likely will delay the release of the request for proposals (RFP) for the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) portion of its Network Services 2020 (NS2020) telecommunications program, reports Federal Computer Week. GSA intended to release the RFP in July, but according to Amando Gavino, …… » Read more

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NASA initiatives will fund emerging space technologies

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched three public-private initiatives through which it will invest some $50 million in emerging space technologies, reports Federal Computer Week. The three initiatives are: The Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies solicitation, which is …… » Read more

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New commission developing recommendations to improve IT spending transparency

A group of government and information technology (IT) industry officials are working to improve how the federal government and its contractors track and report IT spending, reports Federal Times. Created by the Technology Business Management Council, the IT Cost, Opportunity, Strategy, and Transparency (IT COST) Commission is working to …… » Read more

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