Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)
CIOs still don’t have full visibility into IT investment decisions, GAO says
A new report has found that several of federal government’s largest departments still don’t have policies in place to inform CIOs of IT budgeting.
CIOs are doing their jobs, even when there’s no policy to do so
According to GAO, "officials from most agencies stated that their CIOs are implementing the responsibilities even when not required in policy."
IT watchdog Dave Powner leaving GAO in August
For the past 16 years, Powner has been synonymous with the government’s efforts to modernize its IT and empower its CIOs to oversee technology adoption.
GSA inks deal with Veritas for data and cloud management software
GSA officials reached an agreement with Veritas Technologies for a single software contract as part of its IT Schedule 70 FITARA Enhancement Program.
With a new CIO in tow, DOD aims to make good on FITARA
DOD officials are making amends for past FITARA scorecard performances, offering better transparency and better implementation of the IT acquisition law.
These 3 categories tanked agencies on the latest FITARA scorecard
The combination of the three categories took agencies from a potential spread of five As, 14 Bs and 5 Cs to only three Bs, 12 Cs, eight Ds and an F.