IT Industry Council

  • Vendors who can’t work due to coronavirus asking for more clarity, consistency

    OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.

  • Tech companies tell DoD its new cyber standards are missing the mark

    The Defense Department signed its agreement with the CMMC Accreditation Board, kicking off the training for third-party assessors and the release of the necessary documents to help vendors prepare to meet the standards.

  • OMB’s Kent credits agency CIOs, industry for quick fixes as IT demand surged

    Suzette Kent, the Federal CIO, said daily calls with CIOs and CISOs are helping agencies overcome any technology obstacles they face in keeping the government open and missions on track.

  • These IT, cyber provisions in the NDAA may have flown under your radar

    The 2020 Defense authorization bill includes almost 1,800 pages and we found several important and interesting provisions that you should know about ranging from military cyber advisers to the possible return of lead system integrators.

  • DHS task force sets 190-threat baseline for federal supply chain

    The ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force at DHS issued four recommendations for how agencies and industry can address threats.

  • Executive order aims to breathe life into stagnant CIO authorities

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in an effort to build institutional capabilities to drive IT modernization.

  • GAO wants Block 4 of F-35 to be a separate acquisition

    Michael Sullivan, GAO’s director for defense weapons system acquisitions, and Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the IT Industry Council, are guests on this week’s Pentagon Solutions.

  • Trey Hodgkins: Contractors object to Pentagon award standard

    The Pentagon is taking a lowest price, technically acceptable approach to the $17 billion, multiple-award contract known as Encore 3. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the IT Industry Council, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin contractors say that’s the wrong approach.

  • Trey Hodgkins, ITIC

    In a repeat performance from last year, the House has included a major IT procurement reform plan as part of the 2015 Defense Authorization bill. Last year it got removed in conference. But this year a similar bill is rattling around the Senate. Plus, there have been some changes in the content of the House version. Trey Hodgkins is senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the significant changes made in this year’s version of FITARA.

  • TechAmerica lawsuit against ITI Council to move forward

    A judge rules that the $5 million complaint can move into the discovery phase. ITI Council returns more than 60,000 pages of documents to TechAmerica.