ITAPS supports efforts by states seeking to identify unfriendly business regulations and outdated procurement practices that threaten to slow the acquisition of innovative technology solutions by state agencies and local governments. Experience has shown that states benefit from robust competition among the most capable IT solution providers when risk is balanced and shared. Conversely, leading IT vendors may decline to participate in procurements that present excessive risk or put in jeopardy a company’s right to utilize its intellectual property. Companies will respond to greater performance and liability risk with higher prices than otherwise would be bid for a scope of work. Where prices are elevated to address risk contingencies, the state will receive less, not more for its money. On a related matter, ITAPS recommends that new templates be developed for the newest types of service delivery solutions known as cloud services, which require a unique set of IT terms and conditions.
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 State IT Terms and Conditions Best Practices (October 27, 2016)
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.
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 ...
To Get State IT Right, Terms and Conditions Are in Need of a Reboot (October 27, 2016)
Today the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, presented its State IT Terms and Conditions Best Practices before a hearing of the Idaho State Procurement Laws Committee. I know procurement ...
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 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 ...