Subcommittee to Hold Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

Apr 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. (Apr. 12, 2021)—On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. E.T., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the 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). 

 

FITARA 11.0 marks the first time in the Scorecard’s history that all 24 agencies included in the law have received A’s in a single category, and the first time that a category will be retired.  This hearing will provide an opportunity to discuss the future of the FITARA scorecard, including what metrics can and should be added.

 

This hearing will also examine the technology acquisition best practices that have emerged amid the pandemic and the priorities the new administration should focus on as it relates to improving IT across the government, investing more resources into the Technology Modernization Fund, and giving federal chief information officers (CIOs) the tools they need to make needed IT improvements, including prioritizing the retirement of legacy IT systems.

 

WHAT:  

 

Subcommittee on Government Operations Hearing on “FITARA 11.0”

 

WHEN:

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. E.T.

 

WHO:    

 

Mr. Gundeep Ahluwalia
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor

 

Mr. Jay Mahanand
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development

 

Mr. Kevin Walsh
Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Issues
Government Accountability Office

 

WATCH:

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

 

 

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117th Congress