House Panel: 11 Federal Agencies Regressed in FITARA Implementation

blankA scorecard used by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to evaluate the compliance of federal agencies with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act shows that 11 agencies regressed in their FITARA implementation, Fedscoop reported Monday.

The departments of Health and Human Services and Energy were among the four agencies that showed improvements in their FITARA scores, according to the scorecard issued Monday.

Eight agencies got D scores and those include the departments of Homeland Security, State and Agriculture as well as the Small Business Administration and the Office of Personnel Management.

The scorecard shows that SBA, DHS and the Labor Department got Bs as the highest score in the Modernizing Government Technology Act implementation and that 15 agencies earned As in chief information officer authority enhancement.

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order that aims to provide federal agency CIOs additional authorities to advance IT modernization efforts.

The report said the House panel is scheduled Wednesday to conduct a hearing on the scorecard.

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