The Pentagon has launched a new data gathering effort to try to detect sole-source vendors who are making excess profits by hiding their cost data from contracting officers.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Kevin Fahey said the changes, including a large workforce reduction, have been in service of innovation and speedier acquisition
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members were not happy with the continued slow or lack of progress in implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).
With a growing number of cyber programs chasing a finite number of dollars, the Army is creating a new governance process designed to prioritize its cyber spending much closer to the time when dollars actually head out the door.
The Information Technology Box is the Army’s new method of procuring cyber solutions quickly. The Army will use it to procure tools to support defensive cyber operations like sensors and analytics. But the box itself isn’t new. Kevin Fahey, executive director of the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, joined In Depth with Francis Rose on Pentagon Solutions. Fahey said DoD first used the IT box construct around 2008.