Tags Software Acquisition

Startups press Congress to improve how DOD buys software

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Founders and CEOs of 19 national security-focused technology startups and small businesses pressed Congress this week to resolve specific hurdles they’re encountering associated with how the Pentagon buys software. Their proposals come as lawmakers are working on fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation — and as software is considered increasingly critical to ensure military advantage in modern conflicts. In a three-page letter penned to the House and Senate…

Army needs to better use recent software authorities, new acquisition leader says

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The Army’s new head of acquisition, technology and logistics says to get more software in the hands of soldiers, the service needs to start using authorities recently granted to the military for enhanced flexibility in buying software. Douglas Bush, who was sworn into the top Army acquisition job Feb. 11, said that increasing the speed and agility of how the Army buys software is a top priority. Achieving that will…