APRIL 12 2023, WASHINGTON D.C. — GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan speaks at the 2022 ‘Best Places to Work’ rankings, hosted by the Partnership for Public Service. (Image credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick for the Partnership for Public Service)

White House and GSA launch platforms to improve equity in federal procurement

The tools, which launched earlier this spring, are intended to help agencies find businesses that are new to the federal marketplace and track equity goals.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21, 2022: Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) listens as Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

SAMOSA Act could increase large software providers’ monopoly powers say acquisition experts

IT acquisition specialists caution that the legislation could affect the choice of software services available to agencies over the long term.
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Chairman Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) (R) speaks with Ranking Member Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill to consolidate federal agency software contracts expected to progress in Senate

If enacted, SAMOSAA would compel federal agencies to purchase unlimited software contracts and require greater product interoperability among Big Tech companies providing services to government.