The Administration has embarked upon a major initiative to improve the management of Federal information technology assets. A key part of the initiative is to improve communications between government and industry throughout the acquisition process. The Office of Management and Budget has asked for comments and suggestions on this issue. In response to this request, a request for comments was distributed to the government IT community that participates in the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). This community includes a broad diversity of government and industry executives from different organizations and functions.