PSC Submits Comments to Congress on IT Reform

Arlington, VA, January 22, 2013—The Professional Services Council submitted written testimony to Congress today that urged lawmakers to avoid a “one-size-fits-all” approach to IT acquisitions, to focus on expanding and preserving competition, and to invest in the federal workforce as they decide how to reform the government’s investment in information technology.

The statement was submitted to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to its January 22 hearing “Wasting Information Technology Dollars: How Can the Federal Government Reform its IT Investment Strategy?”

“As the government makes tough decisions about what it must invest in, it must also be cognizant of how it does so,” PSC said in the statement. “In terms of the federal acquisition process, this means buying smarter, buying more effectively and not focusing on short-term savings in lieu of more strategic, longer-term benefits and return on investment.”

The full statement is available here. 

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About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government professional and technical services industry. PSC’s more than 350 member companies represent small, medium, and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks and @StanSoloway.