The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Capitol Dome is seen as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) prepares to speak during a press conference on September 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi, along with other lawmakers, is celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the steps it takes to lower healthcare costs. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Congress advances SAMOSA bill to overhaul federal software purchasing   

The House is now scheduled to debate the bill that has attracted support and criticism from tech companies.
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.