Acquisition reform is the strategic policy issue for the ITAPS federal team. Two decades have passed since the last round of major acquisition reform in the federal government. Most of the IT goods and services that exist today were not envisioned at that time, including all of the new and innovative ways to acquire them. These and other conditions have created an overly complex and burdensome contracting environment that dissuades innovative companies from entering or staying in the market to help support the government’s technology needs. ITAPS promotes a holistic and complete review of the entire acquisition system including reestablishing the commercial item preference, creating a modern and reliable IT budget, improving and supporting the evolving acquisition workforce, rationalizing oversight, and learning from past reform efforts.
- ITAPS Response to ATC Request for Comments on IT Modernization (September 21, 2017)
- ITAPS White House Recommendations to Modernize Government IT (September 18, 2017)
- Multi-Association Support Letter for MGT Act Inclusion in NDAA (September 14, 2017)
ITI MGT Act Key Vote Letter to U.S. House Supporting Federal IT Modernization Bill (May 16, 2017)
ITI and its public sector division the IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), announced their strong support in a May 16, 2017, letter to members of Congress for the Modernizing Government Technology ...
- ITAPS House Letter of Support for MGT Act (April 28, 2017)
Tech’s Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress: A Blueprint for American Innovation (January 11, 2017)
The start of the 115th Congress and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20th present Washington with the opportunity to address the economic concerns voiced by voters last ...
NDAA Splits the Baby, and That’s Good News for Military Innovation (December 20, 2016)
The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (FY 2017 NDAA) is arguably the most ambitious overhaul of the Department of Defense (DOD) since the Goldwater-Nichols reforms of 1986. After thirty ...
NDAA Bills Advance Needed Federal Acquisition Reforms (June 07, 2016)
The Senate takes up its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) this week, leading many in the federal contracting community to quickly analyze provisions that ...
The Costs and Risks of Uncle Sam’s Dependence on Legacy IT Systems (May 24, 2016)
Tomorrow, lawmakers will be sitting down to hear about a brewing problem in the federal government: Uncle Sam’s addiction to outdated and antiquated legacy information technology (IT) systems that cost ...
ITAPS Comments on OMB Federal Source Code Policy (April 20, 2016)
With the federal government’s increasing reliance on information technology (IT) and software solutions as a central element to carrying out its mission and delivering services to citizens, the IT Alliance ...
Tech Groups Urge Senate to Pass Bipartisan Modernizing Government Technology Act (September 14, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, joined a chorus of technology groups including BSA | The Software Alliance, the Professional Services Council, TechNet, and ...
Tech Industry Reacts to White House IT Modernization Report (August 31, 2017)
ITAPS Announces it is Preparing Ambitious Tech Industry Recommendations to Modernize Government IT WASHINGTON—The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of tech industry trade group ITI, released ...
ITAPS on Thornberry Defense Department Acquisition Discussion Draft Bill (May 18, 2017)
WASHINGTON—The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Public Sector Trey Hodgkins after House Armed Service Committee ...
Tech Group Calls for Senate to Act After House Passes Federal IT Modernization Bill (May 17, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of technology trade group ITI, called on the U.S. Senate to act on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, bipartisan legislation ...
ITI Announces Federal IT Modernization Bill is a Key Vote for Tech (May 16, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, and its public sector division the IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), announced their strong support today for the Modernizing Government ...