The federal acquisition process is too slow, limits access to innovative organizations (especially small businesses) and lacks a skilled workforce, which also is too risk-adverse to be effective. At least that’s what federal chief information officers had to say in response to a survey released Thursday.
The CIOs, who were surveyed by industry group TechAmerica and Grant Thornton LLP, recommended that Congress and the Office of Management and Budget put together a 25-Point Acquisition Plan that would offer specific guidance on how to improve information technology purchasing. They also said major acquisition disasters should not be allowed to skew policy and rules for all IT buys and federal acquisition personnel should be required have a better understanding of IT services and solutions.
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