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Tony Scott Urges Agencies to Participate in Federal IT Acquisition Reform Process

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

The Office of Management and Budget has opened the public comment period on initial guidance for agencies to implement information technology reform policies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act implementation guide offers a common framework for agency CIOs and senior executives to manage IT programs.

“This will require a lot more contact and interaction and collaboration than anything that has gone before,” Scott told the radio station.

“We should embrace it, make it work, and if there are pieces that don’t work, fix it quickly,” he added.

OMB told agencies to compare IT governance procedures set forth in FITARA with their existing strategies and to submit a self-assessment report by Aug. 15.

Federal News Radio reports that OMB also established a Dec. 31 deadline for CIOs to develop and implement a common baseline plan by Dec. 31.

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