Although it’s been nearly 16 months since President Barack Obama signed the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), we still have a lot of work to do to strengthen the management of government’s IT.
Considered one of the most significant IT reforms since the Clinger-Cohen Act, FITARA expands oversight of the almost $90 billion in federal IT spending. The law’s main objectives are:
- Provide better visibility into IT expenditures.
- Improve risk management in IT investments.
- Engage other senior officials in the oversight of IT investments.
- Give more authority to the federal government’s more than 250 CIOs to plan, approve and execute IT acquisitions.
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See June 10, 2015 memorandum entitled “Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology” from the Office of Management & Budget at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2015/m-15-14.pdf