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Tony Scott Optimistic About FITARA Effectiveness on Federal IT Reform

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott has expressed his optimism regarding the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act compared to previous IT acquisition reform efforts, FCW reported Monday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that Scott also noted FITARA sponsors Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) continue to oversee implementation.

“I think more and more people get that information technology is an integral part of everything we do, and success or failure depends on how well we do our jobs, and by implication how well good governance takes shape in any organization,” Scott said at the 2015 CIO Council Symposium.

The federal CIO added that FITARA’s success also depends on an agency’s ability to overcome cultural challenges that could hinder process improvement and reform efforts.

According to Scott, he aims to continue work on making federal IT “faster and more effective and more responsive to our time.”

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