ITAPS supports efforts by states seeking to identify unfriendly business regulations and outdated procurement practices that threaten to slow the acquisition of innovative technology solutions by state agencies and local governments.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.
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 Trey Hodgkins Testimony on Federal IT Modernization Before House Oversight Committee Hearing (March 28, 2017)
Testimony delivered by Senior Vice President for Public Sector Trey Hodgkins on March 28, 2017, before a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittees on Information ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
ITAPS Urges House to Pass Bipartisan Government IT Modernization Bills (May 02, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, urged the House of Representatives to act on bipartisan legislation unanimously approved today by the House Oversight and ...
ITAPS Urges Congress to Act on Bipartisan Government IT Modernization Bills (April 28, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 (MGT Act) in both the U.S. House ...
ITAPS’ Trey Hodgkins Advocates for Federal IT Modernization Before Congressional Hearing (March 28, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today, the IT Alliance for Public Sector, a division of ITI, released the following testimony delivered by Senior Vice President for Public Sector Trey Hodgkins before a joint hearing of the ...