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Steven VanRoekel: New IT Reform Law Not Needed For Project Mgmt

Steven VanRoekel
Steven VanRoekel

Current federal law gives agency chief information officers the flexibility they need to successfully manage projects, the U.S. chief information officer told a House committee Tuesday.

According to Fierce Government IT, Steven VanRoekel made those comments in response to a question from Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) on whether VanRoekel has enough authority under current law.

Mica is chairman of the newly-formed House Oversight and Government Reform government operations subcommittee.

VanRoekel highlighted one challenge in federal IT management, saying IT funds usually must be spent in the fiscal year Congress allocates those funds for.

According to NextGov, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa asked VanRoekel about the number of people holding the CIO title at agencies.

VanRoekel said he believed lines of authority need to be clearer in government technology management, according to Joseph Marks’ story.

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