Report: Government Wasted More Than $300B by Not Using Commercial Tech

Report: Government Wasted More Than $300B by Not Using Commercial Tech

Over the last 25 years, the federal government has “likely wasted” $345 billion—more than $2,000 per every American household—by not embracing commercially available information technology products, according to a report from the Alliance for Digital Innovation.


The report by ADI, a recently established association of commercial companies including Amazon Web Services, Splunk and others, tracks federal IT spending since Congress passed the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994. The law directed feds to purchase commercially available hardware and software products over developing their own.  


ADI notes that it’s impo ..