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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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IT Alliance for Public Sector Asks Trump to Build Up Govt Cybersecurity Through IT Modernization, Acquisition Reforms

A division of the Information Technology Industry Council has provided President-elect Donald Trump with several recommendations to help build up the cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. The IT Alliance for Public Sector asked Trump in a letter published Thursday to direct agencies to develop an inventory of information technology systems, software and …

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Tony Scott: White House Unveils Proposed Federal IT Modernization Guidance

The White House has released draft guidance that details several actions on how federal agencies can develop and execute plans to update their information technology systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post published Thursday the Obama administration issued the proposed guidance as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. The …

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Connolly wants the Modernizing Government Technology Act to move through the Senate during a lame duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 election. …

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CMS Seeks CIO & Enterprise Info Office Director

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks for a professional who can concurrently serve as chief information officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Information at CMS. CMS said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday that the CIO is responsible for technology required to deliver Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and HealthCare.gov. …

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GAO: VA, DoD Need Outcome-Oriented Goals for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office has said the departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have not defined outcome-oriented goals and metrics to support interoperability between both entities’ electronic health records systems. GAO said Wednesday DoD and the VA determined separate modernization efforts would be more cost effective than a joint system development but neither department has a comparison of …

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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7.3 billion decline through fiscal years 2010 to 2017, GAO said in …

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