Though efforts to consolidate government IT services have failed in the past, experts indicated at a summit on the topic Monday that those lessons will contribute to the ultimate success of the more recent and updated approach known as shared services.
Nearly 200 industry and government executives gathered to learn about the business case for shared IT services and governing the process toward the effort at the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. Keep reading →
When it comes to keeping abreast of government IT innovation, few individuals enjoy a better perspective than Dave McClure, associate administrator for GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. McClure spent 14 years with the Government Accountability Office leading IT reviews — and five more years with Gartner, heading government research, before joining the General Services Administration in 2009. In addition to supporting a number of major federal IT initiatives, McClure also makes time to meet with entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley to keep his finger on the technology pulse.
AOL Government Editorial Director Wyatt Kash recently caught up with McClure, and his principal deputy, Kathy Conrad, to talk about the benefits of looking at start-ups for ideas that might eventually benefit federal agencies. Keep reading →
Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) is chairman of the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access
On Oct 13, 2011, I announced the successful introduction of an amendment to eliminate wasteful software license spending in the House version of the Department of Homeland Security authorization bill. The language of that bill provides, among other things, that the chief information officer of the DHS: Keep reading →