Former federal IT executives say the 1996 law is not the problem, but it’s the processes that grew up around the Clinger-Cohen Act are making IT acquisition too difficult.
Self-driving cars might be the way of the future. But the way the Transportation Department is regulating autonomous traffic means it could it could be a long way off. One proponent of driverless cars is Paul Brubaker, president and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation. He finds lots wrong with current policy and joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
How long are we going to let outdated practices, inefficient processes and unequipped leadership disarm real innovation? asks Paul Brubaker, a former Defense Department official, in a new commentary.
GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it’s not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.
Two key contributors to the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act say there is nothing wrong with the current IT management laws. Agencies and Congress just need to improve how they implement and enforce the IT management directives set out by the law. The Senate is expected to pass the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act next week.
Paul Brubaker, senior director for Cisco System’s North America Public Sector Solutions, former deputy CIO at DoD and one of the people who crafted the legislation that created the CIO’s over a decade ago, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss changes happening at the DoD CIO office.
We continue our look at the Five Fallacies of Government – today, we’re asking is the government behind the technology curve?