Congress Passes FITARA 2, Hits Brakes on DHS Nominee

Nextgov: Congress sent agencies with lagging or nonexistent plans to close data centers a clear message: get on with it.

The FITARA Enhancement Act passed the Senate Wednesday and next heads to the president’s desk. The bill requires agencies to continue reporting data center inventory, PortfolioStat reviews and sharing data to the IT Dashboard.

“This is an important step towards realizing FITARA’s full potential and sends a clear signal to federal agencies that they cannot run out the clock on data center consolidation. Congress is willing to be a partner in meeting these goals but we will also continue to hold agencies accountable,” Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., told Nextgov.

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