Government Information technology Security: An Introduction
Procurement can be defined as all activities concerned with the acquisition of goods and services, including ordering, negotiations and delivery.
History of Information Technology Procurement in Government
The House passed the Accountability in Contracting Act on March 26, as a part of the Fiscal 2007 Emergency Appropriations Supplemental bill. If passed, it will cut back the government's usage of sole-source contracts. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), originally launched this as the Accountability in Contracting Act on 03/06/2007, and the house first passed it on 03/15/2007. But it lacked a Senate companion bill, so Waxman elected to work the measure thought the ought to push it through the supplemental spending bill. (It contains the several of the original provisions, but lacks other reforms outlined in the original HR 1362 bill.
Details on the accountability plan: If an agency spends over $1 billion on contracts it would need to find a way to minimize its sole-source contracts, and justify those that it feels should be given sole-source status.
See our Procurement and Acquisition Terms section.
- This week's Federal Register notices
- Latest News from the Federal Chief Acquisition Officer's Council
- News from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (includes procurement)
- Government IT procurement news from popular blogs
- Gov contracting best practices from ONVIA
Current Hot Contracts
Popular DISA [IDIQ] Contracts for information Technology.
(Defense Department Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts coordinated by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Other popular DOD contracts
|OPTARSS II||Services for Operations Planning, Training and Resource Support Services II||Army Forces Command||$30 B||http://www.forscom.army.mil/aacc/OPTARSSII/|
|FIRST||Field and Installation Readiness Support Team||Army Forces Command||$9 B||http://www.forscom.army.mil/aacc/FIRST(L2)/default.htm|
|ITES 2H||IT Enterprise Solutions Hardware||Army Materiel Command||$5 B||https://ascp.monmouth.army.mil/scp/contracts/compactview.jsp|
|I-ASSURE||Information Assurance Services||Defense Information Systems Agency||$1.5 B||http://www.ditco.disa.mil/HQ/contracts/iachar.asp|
Current technology contracts in Great Britain ("Government tenders").
Intelligent Transportation Systems procurement links - U.S.
Acquisition Central - tracks mutiple acquisitions systems within the U.S. federal government.
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) Also known as Public Law 105-270 or P.L. 105-270.