As agencies move to a more mobile workforce, we have seen their demand for wireless services increase. Government use of GSA’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Wireless Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) in Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) skyrocketed 500% over FY14.
Improving and maintaining reliable and flexible basic connectivity continues to be important for government, including a focus on total cost of ownership savings.
Taking a look at Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) purchasing trends and activity in different IT areas such as cyber, wireless services, commodities from IT Schedule 70, satellite services, network services and more.
The latest acquisition trend to hit the federal government is category management.
If you’re feeling a little gun-shy about using the Schedules, here are five online tools you can use to make sure you secure better pricing on your next GSA purchase.
We are going to try to spur a dialogue — and a good government platform.
There are numerous unique challenges for agencies to attract, hire, onboard, retain and develop the best possible talent. I think it’s best to leave that to organizations that are laser-focused on how to address these challenges and any obstacles that agencies face in overcoming them.
Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is serious about getting a handle on IT spending departmentwide. So much so that he put a 120-day freeze on technology purchasing until component CIOs share with him their spending plans for the year and show how those plans align with DoT’s larger IT vision.
In a world where advancements and innovation are happening at breakneck speeds, the request for proposal (RFP) process has lagged behind. It’s currently counterintuitive to allowing organizations to evaluate new and innovative tech products and services in a timely fashion.
Whether you’re a stickler for standards or not, the U.S. federal cloud computing market is better off because of them. Thanks to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), there are now baseline requirements for securing cloud products and services in use governmentwide. But the work doesn’t end after an agency finds a FedRAMP-compliant vendor…. Read more »