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Federal Software Spend

The federal government wants to restructure how agencies procure and handle their software licenses.

The federal government annually spends more than $9 billion on software, a number U.S. CIO Tony Scott and Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung are looking to reduce.

The Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidelines on how federal agencies should purchase and manage software licenses. The guidelines are part of an effort to streamline and coordinate software purchases across the federal government. 

However, this change in strategy has industry groups puzzling over what it will mean for future software purchases, especially for specialized software needed by specific departments.

 

 

Feb 24 2016

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