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Industry reps pessimistic about legislative IT reform this year

IT Alliance for Public Sector experts say there are two major reasons for their fleeting hope—one is the little time lawmakers have in Washington over the next four months; and second is the continued impasse among the Senate and House over the role of agency CIOs. ITAPS says a two-and-a-half month continuing resolution is likely and an omnibus spending bill for 2015 is gaining support.

Tags: industry , acquisition , technology , Erica McCann , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Congress , budget , IT reform , Supply chain security , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 05:20am EDT
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Administration puts contractors on notice about labor law violations

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday creating yet another set of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies that work for the government. Vendors will have to certify they have not violated any of the 14 federal labor laws in order to win new contracts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , White House , Barack Obama , labor laws , Mary Beth Bosco , Holland Knight , Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector , David Madland , Center for American Progress , Eric Crusius , Centre Law Group , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:18am EDT
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Trey Hodgkins, ITIC

In a repeat performance from last year, the House has included a major IT procurement reform plan as part of the 2015 Defense Authorization bill. Last year it got removed in conference. But this year a similar bill is rattling around the Senate. Plus, there have been some changes in the content of the House version. Trey Hodgkins is senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the significant changes made in this year's version of FITARA.

Tags: IT Industry Council , DoD , budget , information technology

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 07:36am EDT
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DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

Tags: management , technology , Kathleen Tighe , Mark Warner , Congress , DATA Act , open government , Dick Ginman , industry , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Trey Hodgkins, Information Technology Industry Council

The Obama administration says discrimination is partly to blame for a pay gap between men and women. But Congressional Republicans are skeptical. They have balked at a bill to address pay inequality. In the meantime, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order for federal contractors. They will have to report to the Labor Department detailed salary information broken down by race and gender. They also won't be able to retaliate against employees who discuss salary. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how contractors are reacting to the executive order. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Information Technology Industry Council , pay , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/14/2014, 09:33am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: CBP tech acquisition, Two week budget blitz

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, and Jeff Kock, independent consultant at MindPetal Software Solutions, joined Francis Rose to count down the week's top stories on Federal News Countdown.

Tags: Jeff Koch , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:10pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 18, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: George Jakabcin , Roger Waldron , Greg Stanford , Jon Adler , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 05:17pm EST

TechAmerica lawsuit against ITI Council to move forward

A judge rules that the $5 million complaint can move into the discovery phase. ITI Council returns more than 60,000 pages of documents to TechAmerica.

Tags: industry , TechAmerica , IT Industry Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 02/07/2014, 01:01pm EST

Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Tags: acquisition , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , DoD , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Jonathan Cedarbaum , WilmerHale , executive order , NIST , Jason Miller , Emile Monette

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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IT Alliance for Public Sector sets sights on growing, influencing reforms

The newest industry technology association is recruiting new members and contributing to the discussion to improve federal IT acquisition. But in the short term, ITAPS faces a court decision on Feb. 7 whether the lawsuit filed by TechAmerica against it and three employees goes forward.

Tags: industry , technology , acquisition , Pam Walker , IT Alliance for Public Sector , IT Industry Council , IT acquisition reform , TechAmerica , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 04:48am EST
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