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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.
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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.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 aviation ordnance technicians load compatible software for a U. S. Air Force Guided Bomb Unit 38 to be employed on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet proof of concept mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Opinion: Defense software requires infrastructure too

Chris Lynch, founding director at Defense Digital Service, shares why it's important for the Department of Defense to invest in the infrastructure to power its software needs.
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