Bringing Government IT Modernization and Innovation to the Forefront

Upending the RFP Process: Air Force Improves Acquisition Process to Support the Warfighter

IT acquisitionOn January 20, Software AG Government Solutions sponsored an Association for Enterprise Information event, Air Force Bending the Cost Curve: PlugFest PLUS (PFP) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. PFP is an innovative approach by the Air Force to leverage the Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Information Technology (IT) marketplace to help evolve fundamentally improved acquisition processes for rapid evolutionary development of open standards-based information systems.

Real Visibility into IT Assets Helps Government Agencies Meet Mandates for Alignment, Efficiency, and Cost Savings

keyboardWith mandates, such as PortfolioStat, requiring that federal agencies consolidate IT resources to become more efficient and cut costs, etc., aligning IT programs and projects becomes essential. As we recently discussed in ModernGov, it is that very misalignment, and the presence of duplicative processes, that stands in the way of efficient operations for organizations.

Aligning IT Tools for Cost Reductions and Optimal Performance: A Prescription for the Federal Government

shutterstock_235720489One of the greatest obstacles to efficient operations for any organization is the presence of duplicative processes.  Often times, different groups within an organization purchase IT tools and solutions to meet their specific goals and objectives, without realizing that other groups might already be using the same, or similar tools, or benefit from using them.  Without organization-wide intelligence, duplicative tools and processes can silo information, increase both CapEx and OpEx, and create myriad burdens on the end users.


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