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Category Archives: Acquistitions

Promoting the Use of Green IT

This blog entry by Tony Scott was originally published on August 1st, 2016 on the White House blog. Today, the Administration is taking action to accelerate efforts to increase the efficiency of Federal data centers, reduce costs, and improve the …

Applying Category Management Principles to Software Management Practices

This blog entry by Tony Scott and Anne Rung was originally published on June 2nd, 2016 on the White House blog. Applying Category Management Principles to Software Management Practices Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the second in …

Building on Progress: Improving the Way the Government Buys IT

Today, the Office of the Federal Chief Acquisition Officer and the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer released for public comment a directive to Federal agencies to drive greater efficiency into how we manage and buy software. Each year, …

Modernizing Federal Information Policy

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing for the first time in fifteen years revisions to the Federal Government’s governing document establishing policies for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as …

Improving the Way the Government Buys IT

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the first in a series of information technology (IT) directives to improve how the Federal Government buys and manages one of the most common IT purchases made every year …

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description: Ursula Nkwantabisa

‘Problem Description’ is the second series of installments from participants representing each team in the 2015 IT Solutions Challenge. Check back next month when we post our next installment of blog entries from participants of the IT Solutions Challenge.   …

Registration Now Open for 2015 CIO Council IT Symposium

Richard McKinney (CIO, Department of Transportation) and I are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 CIO Council IT Symposium. This two-day event, sponsored by the Workforce Committee, which we co-chair, will take place at the …

Acquisition and Technology – GSA using innovation and technology to assist the customer

Liz DelNegro is the Associate Chief Information Officer of Acquisition IT Services and our guest blogger for this post  In this second installment of a two-part blog post, Liz explains how GSA IT is working to enhance the customer experience …

Update on VA’s scheduling software system

We know how important it is to get a modern scheduling system in the hands of our employees so they can better meet the needs of Veterans in getting access to care they deserve. We have tried to be as …

Improving Acquisition with Technology at GSA

Liz DelNegro is the guest blogger for this post. As the Associate CIO of Acquisition IT systems, she’ll explore new acquisition systems developed by GSA IT in partnership with Public Buildings Services (PBS) and the Federal Acquisition Services (FAS). When you hear …


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