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Tony Scott: Agency Action Plans on FITARA Should Cover CIO’s Role

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined the potential federal IT reforms in the action plans of government agencies regarding their implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

Aaron Boyd writes that the Office of Management and Budget expects agencies to identify “breakthrough” opportunities, develop a “believable” plan of action and address the agency CIO’s relationship with peers and component CIOs in their move toward digitization.

“The future CIO has to be more balanced in terms of his or her focus, more strategic and more involved in the agency discussion about how that agency fulfills its role,” Scott said at a MeriTalk-hosted FITARA forum  Tuesday, according to the report.

The report said OMB has tasked agencies to submit their FITARA action plans by Aug. 15.

Mark Rockwell reports on FCW that the filing also includes agency self-assessments and should continue with the agencies’ plans on filling the gap between the FITARA baseline and the results of their self-assessments, which are due Dec. 31.

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