Chairman Connolly to Hold Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

Jul 25, 2022
Press Release

Washington D.C. (July 25, 2022)—On Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 9:00 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) and the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, following the Subcommittee’s release of its 14th iteration of the FITARA Scorecard.

 

The FITARA Scorecard grades federal agencies based on their performance of FITARA-related reform and improvement activities and serves as a tool for Congress, chief information officers, agency heads, and outside stakeholders to better understand how agencies across the government are managing and securing their information technology (IT).  The Scorecard is also a way for Congress to hold federal agencies accountable for implementing basic and fundamental IT practices that improve the operation of the federal government.

 

Since January, the Subcommittee has engaged stakeholders to explore potential updates to the methodologies behind the Scorecard with the goal of better aligning metrics with best IT practices.  Further, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changed the types of IT data that it collects and reports, prompting the need to rethink how the Subcommittee tracks agency progress.

 

This hearing will discuss the Scorecard’s success in ensuring federal CIOs are an essential component of agency C-suite conversations, the future of the Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative and potential movement into cloud computing, the future of federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture, and recommendations from the Chief Information Officers Council’s Scorecard.

 

WHAT:  

 

Subcommittee on Government Operations Remote Hearing on “FITARA 14.0”

WHEN:

Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET
 

WHO:    

 

Vaughn Noga

Chief Information Officer

Environmental Protection Agency

 

John Sherman

Chief Information Officer

Department of Defense

 

David Shive

Chief Information Officer

General Services Administration

 

Carol C.  Harris

Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Government Accountability Office

 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

 

MEDIA:

 

Seating in the hearing room is extremely limited and as a result, credentialed media must RSVP to the Oversight Committee Democrats Press Office at oversightpress@mail.house.gov no later than 5 p.m. ET on July 27, 2022.

 

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117th Congress