Flexibility bill passes first test

Flexibility bill passes first test

A bill that would eliminate the mandatory minimum education and experience requirements for information technology services contractors recently cleared its first hurdle.

The House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology passed the Federal Contractor Flexibility Act.

House lawmakers are expected to consider the measure after the Easter recess.

The bill, HR 3582, would amend Federal Acquisition Regulations and require that agencies justify any minimum educational requirements for IT contractor personnel.

The existing mandatory minimums bear little relation to whether contractors can perform the work, said Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who introduced the bill in February.

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