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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The FITARA Enhancement Act would extend the deadline for federal agencies to consolidate data repositories by two years through …

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OMB Moves to Reduce Agency IT, Procurement Data Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new memorandum that aims to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies, NextGov reported Thursday. OMB Mick Mulvaney revoked several directives in the areas of information technology, procurement, financial management, performance management and customer service. OMB eliminated five memoranda on IT security that were issued …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: New OMB Directive Eyes More Buying Power in IT Commodity Acquisition

Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said the Office of Management and Budget‘s new directive on information technology commodity acquisition works to bolster the government’s buying power. Rung and Scott wrote in a White House blog entry posted Friday that the directive is based on the findings …

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OMB Adds PortfolioStat Metrics to Federal IT Dashboard

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has published data on federal agencies’ progress toward fulfilling three government-wide objectives for information technology portfolio management. OMB uses the performance metrics during internal discussions with other agencies as part of the PortfolioStat review process, the Chief Information Officers Council said Tuesday. The …

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IT Execs: New Federal CIO Tony Scott to Prioritize Security, Workforce Training, Oversight Programs

Industry executives believe incoming U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott should introduce programs to help agencies address cybersecurity issues, train information technology professionals and monitor the performance of IT projects, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes Jason Kimrey, area director at Intel‘s federal business, told Federal Times that Scott …

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Obama’s Budget Seeks $2.3B Govt IT Funding Boost

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal includes $86.4 billion for government information technology projects, a $2.3 billion increase from the previous year, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes Obama asked Congress to earmark $49.1 billion in civilian IT funding and $37.3 billion for military IT spending. The White …

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