Supplier Strategy for IT Innovation

The complexity of managing supplier portfolios, coupled with the need to apply cost saving strategies, often leads organizations to contract with a small group of suppliers. While initiatives such as Federal Category Management and other approaches may improve efficiency and cost savings, they may also inhibit a wider range of innovative ideas and … [Read more...]

Federal Acquisition Reform

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was designed to address challenges in the way that the Federal Government acquires and manages almost $90 billion worth of technology assets. Among other improvements, the Act mandates steps toward effective governance in managing IT portfolios on both an agency-wide and … [Read more...]

Federal Acquisition Innovation Labs

The need for Federal Government IT support and solutions is extensive. In addition to increasingly complex networks and agendas to improve efficiencies, the public is demanding better security of information in light of high-profile thefts involving personal data. Agencies need to meet these IT security infrastructure needs and others, while the … [Read more...]

Category Management to Reform Government Procurement

Federal Government annual spending exceeds $50 billion for IT-related services, security, hardware, software and telecommunications. While recent progress has been made in consolidating technology needs and reducing duplication through data collection and analysis, many agencies continue to acquire IT products and services in a decentralized manner … [Read more...]

GAO – Stronger Cybersecurity Controls Needed

It’s hardly a secret that Federal systems experience cyber-based threats. While some are targeted attacks, others are unintentional and linked to events such as equipment failure. Managers are understandably concerned, given that reported information security incidents have risen from 5,503 in fiscal year (FY) 2006 to 67,168 for FY 2014, according … [Read more...]