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House Panel: 11 Federal Agencies Show Progress in Latest FITARA Scorecard

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued the seventh iteration of its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, which shows that 11 agencies saw improvement in their letter grades.

Thirteen federal agencies maintained their scores, according to the biannual scorecard released by the House panel.

The agencies that showed progress in their letter grades are the departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development, Social Security Administration, NASA and the State Department.

“Much of this growth is due to agencies’ improvements in the software licensing area,” the committee said in the report.

“In particular, since the committee included software licensing area on the Scorecard in June 2017, 16 agencies have implemented a comprehensive, regularly-updated inventory of software licenses; and also used their inventory to make cost-effective decisions.”

The scorecard shows that 11 agencies got B scores, while seven agencies received Cs and the remaining agencies secured Ds.

The House panel released the FITARA scorecard ahead of the Wednesday hearing of the IT and government operations subcommittees.

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