Posted by: Lynn McNulty
in IT/Cyber Security on Jun 25, 2009
By: Lynn McNulty, Executive Consultant, McConnell International
Introduction. In a previous paper I discussed the background and initial manifestations of the Government’s Information Technology (IT) supply chain program. This posting provides additional information about the supply chain program and reemphasizes the need for hardware and software vendors to follow the evolution of this initiative which is bound to be reflected in future acquisition requirements published by federal agencies.
Posted by: Lynn McNulty
in Federal Procurement on Mar 02, 2009
Introduction. This is the second in a series of McConnell International articles on the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI). The first of these provided an overview of the program to include an enumeration of the twelve component programs that comprise the initial phase of the effort. This article will focus on one of these projects– the IT supply chain risk management program that is being developed to address this issue. Private sector entities that sell information technology (IT) products to federal agencies should monitor this program closely as it may impact the future procurement process for hardware and software components purchased by federal agencies.
The House Appropriations Committee approved its part of the Economic Stimulus package on Wednesday, January 21. The total amount approved by the Committee was $358.1 B in discretionary spending that is in its jurisdiction.
The House Democratic leadership would like to move the entire Stimulus package totaling $825 B to a floor vote by next Wednesday, January 28. Two other House committees have to approve their parts of the Bill.
It’s still uncertain when Congress will finish the work on the remaining FY 2009 Appropriations Bills which are needed to fund much of the Federal Government beyond March 6, when the current Continuing Resolution expires. Only three FY 2009 Appropriations Bills were completed and signed into law in 2008 — Defense, Military Construction-VA and Homeland Security. Before Congress adjourned for the year, it passed a stop-gap Continuing Resolution to fund the rest of the Federal agencies in the nine remaining Appropriations Bills. The CR expires March 6.
Posted by: Camille Auspitz
in OIS on Oct 14, 2008
Likely you are reading this post because you saw the news that Government Futures and McConnell International have been sold to the most excellent boutique consultancy, Clinton Rubin, LLC. I am excited about this change — for my clients and for myself. Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com in 2008.