Gordon Bitko, the FBI CIO, will join the trade association IT Industry Council in November as its senior vice president of policy where he serve as the chief policy strategist for the technology industry in the government and public sector market.
Federal IT experts offer their take on the last 12 months and what were the top story lines, biggest surprises and biggest disappointments.
The Trump administration is also considering a move of another Office of Personnel Management program, HR Solutions. Multiple sources say the administration wants to move HR Solutions to the General Services Administration.
Several industry organizations have resource centers to help industry prepare for a government shutdown.
The Senate wants a two-year pilot program to set up online commercial marketplaces.
ITAPS and the Coalition for Government Procurement have offered suggestions to the Senate for testing out the use of online commercial marketplaces.
Senate lawmakers will decide Sept. 18 whether or not to allow a third round of amendments to the National Defense Authorization bill.
Industry experts reacted with optimism and surprise to the decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service.
Industry and lawmakers generally like the bill, but think it might need to be fleshed out a little more.
Denise Turner Roth, the GSA administrator, said the agency tried to address some of the issues highlighted in a House hearing in June during a recent industry day.