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ACT-IAC Recommendations for Improving the Acquisition Process of Large Scale IT Systems

 

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Abstract

In 2010 the U.S. Chief Information Officer requested comments on ways to improve the management and acquisition of large scale IT systems.  For purposes of this project, large scale IT systems are defined as IT projects that are geographically distributed, have multiple stakeholder, and have deployment schedules over multiple years.  During an August 10, 2010 meeting with senior OMB officials, ACT-IAC was invited to participate in this process and respond to the following questions:

What are the major obstacles -- ranked in priority order -- to the successful procurement of large scale IT systems (hardware, software, services) by the Federal government?  What actions and best practices does ACT-IAC recommend to overcome these obstacles and improve the acquisition and implementation large-scale systems?

In response to this request, ACT-IAC submitted these recommendations.

Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC
 
Document type: 
Publication
 
Interests: 
Acquisition
 
Groups(s): 
- Private group -