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Software Acquisition

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.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: 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).

Lawmakers float cost-saving legislation to mandate consolidation of federal agency software contracts

Work on the Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act is being led by committee chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI.
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Secretary of the Army Hon. Christine Wormuth and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology), and Army Acquisition Executive Mr. Douglas R. Bush, briefed on capabilities of Army Applications Lab on September 20th, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

Army needs to better use recent software authorities, new acquisition leader says

Douglas Bush, the new head of acquisition, technology and logistics for the Army, plans to use new funding flexibilities to reform how the service buys software.
Stacy A. Cummings delivers a keynote speech to the Naval Postgraduate School’s 18th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, virtually, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

DOD procurement lead says software acquisition changes are yielding results

Stacy Cummings, DOD's acting head of acquisition and sustainment, said that more programs are ready to be transitioned to the software pathway.
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