The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 7

The ACQUIRE Feed

GSA's Roth quizzed over IT modernization fund (FCW)

Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling government-wide technology refresh is a good bet.

Will update fix main problems with USAJOBS, the federal jobs board? (Washington Post)

Obama administration’s improvements to the federal online jobs board are welcome, but are they enough to bring back frustrated users?

Rung: Federal category managers are getting right to work (FCW)

The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.

PSC picks DOD official as Soloway replacement (Washington Technology)

David J. Berteau, the assistant secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, will take the reins on March 28.

DOD official: Focus on tech transition, not gross spend (FCW)

The Pentagon should focus on fielding emerging technologies more quickly, Stephen Welby, a top defense acquisition official, told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

High-level management failures doomed HealthCare.gov (FCW)

A comprehensive inspector general report blames high-level government mismanagement for the failed launch of HealthCare.gov.

Make shared services a shared success (FCW)

To realize the benefits of shared services, IT leaders must develop a migration strategy that informs participants of their responsibilities and determines the steps involved.

18F's procurement hack could guide DHS bug bounties (FCW)

Cross-agency collaboration might lead the Department of Homeland Security to dodge the acquisition process while paying hackers to find vulnerabilities.