The Defense Department has hit a milestone with its Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) project. NextGov reports security configuration changes have moved the department closer to allowing direct internet access for web browsers. Other cloud offerings inside the department, however, are hung up in protests.
- Frank Kendall, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, said an urge to go faster with acquisition could cause sloppiness and increase the chances of protests.
- The perception that there have been more protests does not necessarily reflect the facts, said Kendall.
- Developing a good request for proposal, acquisition strategy and evaluation rules from the start can reduce the possibility of protests, Kendall advised.