Acquisition-Related Bills Advancing in House

The House has passed HR-3243, to make permanent some otherwise-expiring provisions of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which primarily made changes to how the government buys and manages computer technology.

The bill would continue the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, which aims to reduce costs and save energy; PortfolioStat reviews, face-to-face meetings between each agency’s IT officers and OMB; and the IT Dashboard, which provides online details of federal information technology spending.

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