Contractors Warn Lawmakers Against 'One-Size' IT Buying

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 6:52 PM EST) -- Contractors urged lawmakers to avoid a “one-size-fits-all” approach to information technology acquisitions during a House hearing Tuesday, saying that federal agencies must leverage the government's buying power without being tied into too-specific requirements or forced to choose the lowest-cost options.

In the House Oversight Committee's first hearing of 2013, titled “Wasting Information Technology Dollars: How Can the Federal Government Reform Its IT Investment Strategy?” industry and government representatives offered advice for improving the federal government's long-standing issues with buying information technology services. Such projects are often...
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