ITAPS supports efforts by states seeking to identify unfriendly business regulations and outdated procurement practices that threaten to slow the acquisition of innovative technology solutions by state agencies and local governments.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 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 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.
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 Applauds the Senate for Passing MGT Act (September 18, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released a statement from Senior Vice President for the Public Sector Trey Hodgkins commending Senators Moran (R-Kan.), Udall ...
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 ...
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 ...