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Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

August 5, 2022

Via: FCW

The Advancing Government Innovation with Leading-Edge—AGILE—Procurement Act of 2022 was advanced by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Wednesday, with the aim of improving government IT procurement.

The act, which was introduced last week by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., states that Government Accountability Office analysis shows governmentwide contracting increasing, and about 80% of federal information technology budgets are spent on contracts. Furthermore, spending on “cybersecurity, software, cloud computing and artificial intelligence” is expected to grow, according to information cited in the bill.

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