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Steven VanRoekel: PortfolioStat Helps Govt Address Federal IT Governance

VanRoekelSteven VanRoekel, federal chief information officer, believes the current federal information technology setup does not need new laws that would aim to improve management of federal IT.

VanRoekel told Information Week the issue lies in governance, repeating what he told Congress during testimony in January before the House Oversight Committee.

One avenue VanRoekel has pushed to address governance is PortfolioStat, a series of reviews of IT spending done by agency IT leadership and other top managers.

PortfolioStat has helped the government save $2.5 billion in potential savings, J. Nicholas Hoover writes, citing Office of Management and Budget figures.

VanRoekel told information week C-level executives such as chief information officers, chief financial officers, chief human capital officers and even the deputy secretary at a table to look at IT issues.

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