Buying IT: Talk More, Use Statements of Objectives, Stick to the Schedule, Use RFIs Judiciously

Mary Davie leads the government-wide Information Technology Category as well as the General Services Administration’s IT Category. She recently held a discussion with 50 IT company representatives to chew over what works and what doesn’t in federal IT procurement. Davie said she wasn’t surprised by the takeaways, but she was in violent agreement with a few: