House lawmakers are set to release the second scorecard grading agencies' implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the progress across all four categories is limited.
Kareem El-Alaily, managing director at Censeo Consulting, and Richard Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, make the case for adding new metrics to the FITARA scorecard.
The Office of Management and Budget is close to finalizing Circular A-123, which will require an enterprise approach to risk management.
Richard Spires, CEO of Learning Tree International, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to use continuous learning to close the "skill gap" in the federal government. May 10, 2016
Both agencies are using different portfolio management approaches to better oversee and control spending on commodity technology.
Commerce, USDA, Transportation demonstrate augmented role of CIO to manage significant projects and make much-needed change.
Kareem El-Alaily, managing director of Censeo Consulting Group, argues for why there is a growing importance of negotiating better terms and conditions in enterprise software license sourcing.
For too long, the budget and appropriations process hampered agencies and their ability to buy and modernize legacy IT systems, Federal CIO Tony Scott said. The Office of Management and Budget is submitting its proposal to Congress for a $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.
As the government prepares for another presidential transition, administration officials say it's important to build on the progress that's been made on agency accountability.
Congress' first round of report cards on agencies' progress with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is only the beginning. Agencies can expect more reports from the Government Accountability Office this year, plus a few changes to way they're graded and evaluated on FITARA implementation.
Whether or not you are a fan of FITARA, it’s hard to disagree that agencies should embrace modernization. Although requests for information and proposals should be the starting point for that transformation, they have become a shelter for the status quo — a place where innovation goes to die.
For many agencies, the move to cloud computing services is predicated by policy, legal and contracting decisions made by more than just the chief information officer.
A draft policy under development by OMB would require agencies to create an inventory of, and buy mobile devices and services only from, GSA's governmentwide contract in order to get better control over $1.2 billion in annual spend.
Steve Harris, vice president and general manager with Dell Federal Systems, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the future of FITARA and how his company can help federal agencies implement FITARA initiatives. January 12, 2016