With a new CIO in tow, DOD aims to make good on FITARA

FedScoop: To say the Department of Defense and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee haven’t gotten along regarding FITARA is an understatement.

The department received failing grades for the past three FITARA scorecards issued by the committee and was the subject of ire for reclassifying $15 billion of its IT spend under reporting-exempt national security systems.

But with new CIO Dana Deasy in office, DOD officials appeared to make amends at a joint hearing Wednesday of the House subcommittees on IT and Government Operations, offering better transparency and better implementation of the IT acquisition law’s statutes.

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