FITARA 13.0

Meeting Notes: 
The hearing will convene on the Zoom video platform, which has been approved by the House.
Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Location: 
----------, Washington, DC 20515
"FITARA 13.0"

Chairman Gerry Connolly's Opening Statement [PDF]

 

Washington D.C. (January 14, 2022)—On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold the Subcommittee’s biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), and consider opportunities for modernizing future iterations of the FITARA Scorecard

 

Since the Scorecard was first released six years ago, the law has driven positive change in acquiring and managing information technology systems across 24 federal agencies, saving taxpayers more than $20 billion and improving the security of federal IT systems.  To continue driving progress at the agency level, the Scorecard must evolve to reflect the changing nature of IT services.
 

A variety of factors, including methodology, data availability, agency motivation, and the cycle of the Scorecard, have resulted in stalling grades.  Given this stagnation, the Subcommittee plans to update the methodology behind the Scorecard to ensure it accurately reflects the agency progress.  This hearing will explore possibilities for future updates to the FITARA Scorecard so that it can continue to serve as an effective tool for oversight of federal IT management and acquisition.

WITNESSES

Panel I

Ann Dunkin

Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
 
 

Guy Cavallo
Chief Information Officer
Office of Personnel Management
 

Carol C. Harris
Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Government Accountability Office

Panel II

David Powner
Executive Director, Center for Data-Driven Policy, MITRE
Former Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Government Accountability Office

Suzette Kent
CEO, Kent Advisory Services
Former Federal Chief Information Officer

 

Richard Spires (Minority witness)
Principal, Richard A. Spires Consulting

DOCUMENTS

117th Congress