MeriTalk: Senate Panel Approves Bill to Help Feds’ IT Procurement Processes

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved by voice vote on August 3 the Advancing Government Innovation with Leading-Edge (AGILE) Procurement Act of 2022, which aims to make simpler Federal government processes for buying technology products and services.

The bill introduced on July 27 by committee Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Sen Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, also seeks to grow the ranks of the Federal government’s IT-related procurement specialists…

The senators sponsoring the bill said the measure would boost innovation in the procurement process, and make more opportunities for small businesses to contract with the government including through a new working group that would seek to reduce contracting barriers… Read the full article here.

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