Reporters' Roundup: CIO budget authority, DoD procurement policy

Thursday - 3/17/2011, 2:56pm EDT

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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WFED's Jared Serbu on the DorobekINSIDER

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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.