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 Federal IT Priorities in a Trump Administration (December 16, 2016)
ITAPS letter on Federal IT Priorities in a Trump Administration.
- Coalition Letter Urging the Passing of the MGT Act of 2016 (November 22, 2016)
ITAPS Senate Letter on MGT Act (November 16, 2016)
ITAPS letter to Senators on the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016 (MGT Act) urging lawmakers to pass the legislation before the end of the 114th Congress.
ITAPS Letter Supporting the Modernizing Government Technology Act (September 15, 2016)
Sept 15, 2016 letter from ITAPS to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform supporting the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT Act) for committee markup.
Trey Hodgkins Testimony before House Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on 18F and USDS June 10, 2016 (June 22, 2016)
Trey Hodgkins Testimony before a House Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on 18F and USDS June 10, 2016
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 ...
ITAPS on McCain Defense Budget Proposal (January 17, 2017)
WASHINGTON—The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released the following statement today from Director of National Security Jonathan Clifford welcoming a proposal for the 2018 defense ...
Technology Experts offer President-elect Trump Ideas to Improve Vulnerable Government Cybersecurity (December 16, 2016)
WASHINGTON—In a letter sent to President-elect Donald Trump today, the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) a division of ITI, representing leading technology and service provider companies who work closely ...
Idaho Acts to Improve State Government’s Access to Technology (December 16, 2016)
WASHINGTON—Today the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI representing leading government technology and service provider companies, welcomed a decision by the state of Idaho that will ...
ITAPS Urges Senate to Pass Modernizing Government Technology Act in Lame Duck (November 16, 2016)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released the following letter today sent to Senate leadership from Senior Vice President for the Public Sector Trey Hodgkins, ...
ITAPS Calls for Senate to Act After House Passes Federal IT Modernization Bill (September 22, 2016)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, called on Senators to act on federal information technology (IT) modernization after the House of Representatives today unanimously ...