Tag Archives: Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act

GAO Vet David Powner to Join Mitre in August

David Powner, director of information technology management issues at the Government Accountability Office, will formally join Mitre in late August as director of strategic engagement and partnerships. Mitre said Thursday Powner will aim to expand the nonprofit research corporation’s relations with government, industry and academia in his new position. He has 25 years of …

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GSA, ServiceNow Sign Governmentwide Software Agreement; Emily Murphy Comments

The General Services Administration and ServiceNow have reached a governmentwide agreement that seeks to facilitate the procurement of ServiceNow’s software platforms by federal agencies through Carahsoft Technology’s IT Schedule 70 contract. Emily Murphy, GSA administrator and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said in a statement published Friday the agreement seeks to address duplication …

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GSA Adds Nutanix Hyperconverged Cloud Platforms to Carahsoft’s IT Schedule 70 Contract

The General Services Administration-led Enterprise Software Category Team has selected Nutanix and Carahsoft to offer hyperconverged cloud infrastructure platforms to government agencies via GSA’s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Nutanix can use Carahsoft’s position under IT Schedule 70 to deliver 10 HCI products designed to help agencies simplify their data centers and modernize their information …

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Hill Vet Kevin Cummins Assumes Tech VP Role at PSC

Kevin Cummins, a veteran staffer in the U.S. Senate, has taken a new role as vice president of the Professional Services Council‘s technology practice. Cummins most recently served as senior legislative assistant for Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and helped craft technology-related legislation such as the Spectrum Relocation Fund Act and Federal …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: FITARA Can Help Agency CIOs Transform Federal IT Programs

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act expands the role government chief information officers will play in how agencies procure and implement IT systems. “FITARA highlights the fact that CIOs must have a holistic view of their agency, from IT budget …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Communication, IT Governance Key to Agencies’ Tech Modernization Efforts

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal agencies should promote communication and reassess current information technology governance frameworks in an effort to advance technology modernization and comply with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Puvvada wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Monday that the re-evaluation of IT governance structures …

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IMC Adds CyrusOne Data Center, Cloud Services on GSA Schedule Contract

Innovative Management Concepts has begun to offer CyrusOne‘s data center hosting and cloud management services to government agencies via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle. CyrusOne said Wednesday IMC will also take space in the former’s Sterling, Virginia-based data center facility under the strategic partnership. The two companies aim to help government …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Software-Defined Networking, Micro-Segmentation Key to Application-Level Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director for the U.S. public sector at VMware, has said government agencies and companies should adopt the software-defined networking model in order to meet the requirements of applications and manage big data workloads amid the use of cloud platforms. Schneider wrote that the implementation of an SDN …

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Nutanix Names Sean McLaughlin Civilian Sales Director

Nutanix has appointed Sean McLaughlin to oversee the growth efforts of the company’s federal civilian agency business as director for civilian sales. McLaughlin’s new role entails collaborating with customers and industry partners to utilize the enterprise cloud platform toward a shared services strategy, targeting Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scores and building up …

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Diane Murray on Her Agenda for Deloitte’s Federal Civilian Sector; Data Mgmt & Biz Intell Trends at Agencies

Diane Murray transitioned into the role of federal civilian sector leader at consulting services contractor Deloitte earlier this year as the next step in her respective 18-year information technology and professional consulting careers. The firm also cited Murray’s background in areas such as IT governance and program management, business intelligence and data management upon the announcement …

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InQuisient Introduces FITARA Fast Track Tool for Acquisition Process Automation

InQuisient has unveiled a new tool that aims to help federal chief information officers meet Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act requirements. The company said Wednesday FITARA Fast Track works to assist CIOs by providing an automated daily management tool to streamline the acquisition process. The tool also aims to function as a portfolio …

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Mary Davie: GSA Modifies Agreement With Esri to Consolidate Geospatial Software Contracts

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has modified its agreement with geospatial software provider Esri in an effort to consolidate duplicate contracts for software licenses. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology services office at GSA’s FAS, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the new deal with …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman Foresees IT Strategies in 2016 Federal Sector

Casey Coleman, vice president of the federal civilian business group at Unisys, has forecast that agencies will aim to implement strategies to centralize common information technology functions, strengthen cybersecurity and refine IT acquisition processes over the next year. She wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that she observed many agencies eyeing …

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