The federal government wants to restructure how agencies procure and handle their software licenses.
Last week, the Office of Management and Budget 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.
The guidelines set several deadlines for federal agencies to meet in 2016 as they work to improve their software procurement procedures. As FedScoop reported, the guidelines are designed to foster a more centralized approach to how software is managed within so-called CFO Act agencies. They are also aimed at letting agencies get software contracts that can be used across the entire federal government, which could potentially save money.