Software Acquisition

Pentagon software acquisition enters new era with updated purchasing policy

by • 5 months ago

Ellen Lord unveiled the changes to software and other acquisition policy at a press conference from the Pentagon Wednesday.

DOD’s push for innovative, agile purchasing codified in adaptive acquisition policy

by • 5 months ago

The new 5000.01 directive implements cultural changes to DOD purchases. Officials call it "one of the most transformational changes to acquisition policy in decades."

New ‘color of money’ for DOD software gaining traction, Lord says

by • 7 months ago

By changing the "color of money," DOD will create a software-specific way for contracting officers to buy code. Other changes are coming too.

Navy expands ‘digital twin’ use to track ship parts

by • 7 months ago

The Navy is expanding its "digital twin" program as a way to track every part of every ship.

DIB wants Pentagon to hire a ‘digital people officer’ for tech recruitment

by • 12 months ago

The new role would be in charge of recruiting talented people with technical backgrounds to the DOD and making sure they stick around for a while.

DOD has OMB support for special software-only appropriations pilots

by • 1 year ago

With OMB on board, the DOD will issue a legislative proposal later this fall to ask for what Jeff Boleng calls "software money."

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