IT Procurement Reform Bill Would Cost $145M, CBO Says

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EST) -- The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which passed as an amendment to the House's version of the annual defense authorization bill, would cost $145 million to implement through 2018, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report Tuesday.

The bill represents the most serious effort to update governmentwide IT contracting policies since the passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act in 1996, and it could receive an additional push from the highly public failures in the procurement of online health exchanges, a central piece of the Affordable...
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