Making IT Smarter in the Federal Government

Daniel Yonts

Political leaders and taxpayers have demanded greater efficiency, effectiveness and accountability from the Federal government. With the advance of technology, many assume that we are closer than ever to reaching these goals. Thus, much of the focus has turned to the CIOs of Federal agencies to deliver solutions. Yet, agency CIOs have inherited outdated IT infrastructure and architecture, along with bureauratic obstacles limiting their ability to implement new technology. Often, CIOs are frustrated when they see a project that’s not going well and they're unable intervene. They've been given high expactations and billions for IT spending -- but lacked the control of planning, approval and execution.

In response, Congress created legislation known as FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act). The law was intended to improve transparency, limit risks, foster engagement with stakeholders, and provide CIOs with additional authority.

Learn more about FITARA from the videos below:

What You Need to Know About FITARA Now



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