Several executives in the federal information technology sector cited how the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act helps agencies carry out their information technology modernization efforts, MeriTalk reported Thursday.
â€œDo we spend too much or not enough on IT â€“ and whatâ€™s a reasonable return on investment. To answer these questions, we need to get a clear picture of the real federal IT spend â€“ thatâ€™s why FITARAâ€™s so important,â€ said Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMCâ€™s federal business.
â€œIt empowers CIOs with the responsibility for agenciesâ€™ IT spend â€“ and requires that CIOs report to the head of the agency,â€ added Harris, a 2019 Wash100 winner.
â€œThe transparency provided via the scorecard keeps agencies focused on a host of critical government IT issues. Congress should be congratulated for their effective use of oversight to change agency behavior,â€ Krupnick said.
Industry executives also discussed the Data Center Optimization Initiative and security policies.