Some agencies spending 90-percent of IT budget on legacy systems — report
October 21, 2016
Some agencies are spending 90 percent or more of their IT budgets on operations and maintenance, the report released last week found.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has released a request for information on cloud brokerage.
According to the RFI, GSA is seeking information about alternative models and solutions for future cloud acquisition vehicles and processes.
One emerging concept in cloud computing is that of a ‘cloud broker’ or an entity that manages the use, performance and delivery of cloud services and negotiates relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers.
GSA invites anyone to submit information, comments, feedback and recommendations for potential development and implementation of a new acquisition vehicle and corresponding business model for acquiring cloud IT services.
Sources are invited to propose alternative solutions to any one or more of the concepts described in the RFI.
Based upon the information gathered in the RFI, GSA may invite respondents to subsequent meetings to discuss RFI responses.