Congressman Floats Agencywide IT Acquisition Reform

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., made public Thursday a proposal for new legislation that would grant government agency chief information officers authority to purchase their own information technology, a measure designed to trim the federal government's $81 billion annual information technology budget.

The legislation, submitted Sept. 6 by Issa, would give agency chief information officers budget authority over IT programs and encourage shared services and platforms across industry, according to the draft bill.

The proposed legislation would also create a government center designed to supervise large, government-wide...
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