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Tony Scott: OMB Reviewing Agencies’ IT Procurement Reform Action Plans

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott said Wednesday that the Office of Management and Budget has been providing feedback on agencies’ action plans to implement Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions, Federal Times reported Thursday.

“Overall, I’d give it a B-plus in terms of the work I’ve seen,” told audience during his speech at the 930gov Conference.

“We’ve seen some great examples of agencies really taking this on and being explicit about how they’re changing their governance process and the role of the CIO in the agency,” he added, according to Federal Times.

Congress passed FITARA to give CIOs the authority to decide on IT budgetary and talent recruitment activities within their agencies as well as to encourage them to collaborate with agency chief financial officers.

OMB intends to continue working with agencies for the remainder of the  year to refine their FITARA implementation plans, the report said.

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