FITARA Scorecard to Implement New OMB Data Center Metrics

Jeff Brody

Kevin Walsh, Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act executive for the Government Accountability Office, said the scorecard will deploy new data center optimization metrics by the Office of Management and Budget, FCW reported Wednesday. Walsh told attendees of a recent ACT-IAC event that GAO is establishing a balance on evaluation metrics for the FITARA scorecard, which is based on publically available information.

Maria Roat, chief information officer for the Small Business Administration and Agriculture Department CIO Gary Washington noted that while they have made progress in improving their respective agencies’ IT spending through FITARA, the metrics for Federal Information Security Management Act compliance need to improve.

According to Roat, the cybersecurity rating “measures two systems out of hundreds” and is “not indicative of what agencies are doing.”

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