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 budget by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain:
“ITAPS is pleased to see Chairman McCain lay out his vision for strengthening the defense budget and ending the crippling effects of sequestration,” Clifford said. “In particular, Chairman McCain’s nod to the antiquated acquisition and procurement process and the need to invest in technology and cyber capabilities is especially welcomed. The inherent capabilities of the innovations being developed by our technology companies serves to further reduce operating costs, ensure manpower efficiencies, and boost our competitive edge against emerging threats.”
Last month Clifford wrote in a blog post about the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) potential for helping bring reforms to the Defense Department’s procurement of new technologies and services. ITAPS has been a strong proponent for modernizing the Department of Defense’s technologies, especially through the NDAA, to drive further acquisition reforms throughout the federal government to adopt the latest innovations in cybersecurity, efficiency, and productivity.
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