$20B GWAC Advances Federal IT Reform Goals

June 12, 2012

The U.S. government is determined to find new and better ways of using information technology. As part of that effort, different approaches to IT contracting are in the offing for vendors providing hardware, software, consulting and other services, including social media and mobile device solutions.

One of the emerging IT management concepts is the utilization of capabilities that can be deployed across all units within a federal department or agency, and even among two or more departments. The IT operational approach is spilling over into IT procurement vehicles as well, as the federal government seeks to leverage its enormous buying power to reduce IT expenses.

Rather than have individual units within an agency try to acquire IT products and services on their own, cooperative and coordinated acquisition with other units allows agencies to eliminate separate contracting initiatives and reduce duplication in IT procurement. 

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