ITAPS supports efforts by states seeking to identify unfriendly business regulations and outdated procurement practices that threaten to slow the acquisition of innovative technology solutions by state agencies and local governments.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.
Let’s Give Americans an Early Holiday Gift by Returning to Regular Order (December 07, 2017)
“Regular order” for government funding used to mean a systematic cadence of work by the appropriations committees and both chambers of Congress to fashion a spending bill before the start of the new fiscal ...
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 ...
Tech Commends White House Modernization Efforts (December 13, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released the following statement from senior vice president for the public sector Trey Hodgkins commending the White House ...
ITAPS Commends Advancement of Critical Information Technology Modernization Legislation (November 09, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, commends the House and Senate conferees for including key government IT modernization provisions in the National Defense Authorization ...
ITAPS Comments on Senate Budget (October 20, 2017)
WASHINGTON – The IT Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of ITI, released the following statement today from Senior Vice President for the Public Sector Trey Hodgkins, following the Senate ...
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 ...