NextGov: As Nextgov reported recently, the federal government spends upward of $100 billion on information technology each year. The General Services Administration partnered with the Office of Management and Budget and has released a request for information regarding “software solutions that can efficiently aggregate and analyze data across the federal enterprise,” with a goal of giving government leaders and buyers a better understanding of how that money is being spent.
Let me offer an alternative approach. The information in the Federal Procurement Data System has long been viewed as ... what word shall I use? “Unreliable?" “Useless?" Agencies are always behind in entering information updates.