The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found agencies saved $450 million over the last two years through the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on government operations released the 10th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard and no agency received a “F” or “D” grade for the first time.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department said it plans to open up its commissaries and exchanges to 4.1 million new customers on New Years’ Day.
The team behind the FITARA scorecard at the Government Accountability Office says changes are in the works for the next IT modernization rubric.
Jay Mahanand, the chief information officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, said the plan is to launch an enterprise portfolio management program that USAID will deploy worldwide in the coming months.
New guidance from OMB this week prioritizes the optimization of existing data centers over further consolidation.
Amy Haseltine, the deputy chief information officer for enterprise services at HHS, said the agency brought a cross-agency team together to focus on how best to apply the tenets of FITARA to improve mission delivery.
Some 1,150 housing contracts expired during the 35-day government shutdown, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the situation could have been avoided if its contract management system wasn't more than 30 years old.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said all of the work around IT modernization in 2018 set the foundation for bigger accomplishments in 2019.
In today's Federal Newscast, 11 agencies improved their grades, and for the first time no agency received an F on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act or FITARA scorecard.
The administration wanted it to be harder to achieve a good grade on the FITARA scorecard, because it wants to focus agencies on certain tangible actions.
Frontis Wiggins, who recently retired from the State Department as its CIO, said the Diplomatic Security and CIO offices have made some progress to work on cyber issues, but more is needed.