- To discuss challenges in the current federal IT acquisition system, best practices from the private sector, and areas for IT acquisition reform.
- The federal government spends over 75 percent of its $80 billion annual IT expenditures to operate legacy IT systems that are inefficient, costly to maintain, and pose security vulnerabilities.
- The Government Accountability Office designated “Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations” as high-risk in its 2017 report.
- Implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisitions Reform Act (FITARA) requirements has driven improvements, but federal IT acquisition remains a challenge.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. David A. Powner||Director, IT Management Issues||U.S. Government Accountability Office||Document|
|Mr. Richard A. Spires||Chief Executive Officer and Director||Learning Tree International, Inc.||Document|
|Mr. Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada||President||Unisys Federal Systems||Document|
|Mr. A.R. “Trey” Hodgkins III||Senior Vice President, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector||Information Technology Industry Council||Document|
|Ms. Deidre “Dee” Lee||Director, IT Management Issues||Chair, Section 809 Panel||Document|