FITARA is misnamed, but that’s not to suggest the law has failed to transform the way federal agencies go about investing in technology.
Posts Tagged: Acquisition
Although the mandates surrounding operational effectiveness are all intended to promote the adoption of private-sector best practices, it is not always clear how best to implement them within the federal environment. This creates an interesting opportunity for forward-thinking leaders to design implementation approaches that will work best for their environment.
In most IT contracts the first phase requires the contractor to develop a set of requirements. If the requirements weren’t known when the Request for Proposal (RFP) was written, how can we expect a valid bid in the contractor’s proposal?
With a narrow talent pool, very specific IT needs, and stiff competition from the top STEM organizations, government agencies can struggle to recruit the right talent. Here’s some advice.
How do you deliver modern and user-friendly digital content and services when anchored by years of acquired habit and vintage infrastructure?
The MGT Act has revamped national efforts to upgrade IT systems, but there remain fundamental questions about the government’s role in technology.
There are many contract vehicles that are at the ready to be used; however, while navigating those choices can be unnerving, it doesn’t have to be done alone.
Learn about the most common barriers to innovation in government acquisition — and potential ways to overcome them to truly wrap innovation into acquisition efforts and help government keep pace with technology.
As the end of the year approaches, I’m full of pride looking back on the accomplishments of the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in 2017.
Just a few years ago you’d be hard pressed to find a tech startup with a GSA contract. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks in part to GSA’s innovative IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard, which offers new and smaller IT businesses an easier and faster way to get a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)… Read more »