Rep. Will Hurd told FCW that the notion that "if you don't spend it, you lose it [is] the wrong kind of incentive to have in purchasing IT goods and services."
For federal leaders looking to do better in 2016, there are a number of highly readable books that offer a great starting point and some helpful insights.
Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes.
Measuring software development at each phase of the acquisition life cycle can help government IT program managers make more objective, quantitative decisions.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked OMB to outline how it is leveraging several existing authorities for acquiring IT security technologies.
The agency spends $2.5 billion annually on IT across more than 20 major systems, yet it still relies on a central data processing setup that went online in the 1960s to keep its revenue-collecting cogs turning.
Asked to examine cloud service agreements, GAO found room for improvement but said that overall, agencies are covering their bases.
Alan Balutis argues that the next administration must be bold in modernizing the management agenda.
Steve Kelman argues there's more than just cost-benefit analysis behind the growing use of ground-up knowledge sharing.