These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra went to the people who control the money to explain why agency CIOs need more budget authority. Kundra today tells House appropriators to overcome a major barrier to having successful technology projects, agency CIOs need to have oversight over funding for commodity IT such as e-mail, storage and other technology that everyone uses. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller has details from the hearing and whether Kundra is making any headway.
An update today on DoD procurement policy from the man who has that subject in his job title – Shay Assad, the director of procurement and acquisition policy for DoD spoke to an industry conference in Virginia today. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu was there too and has a wrap-up from the conference.