NextGov: It took federal agencies five years and ten FITARA scorecards before they could cross a major milestone: passing grades for all 24 reviewed agencies. Lawmakers said the scorecard isn’t going anywhere, though they do want to evolve the metrics to match the modernization challenges agencies face.
Momentum is growing for improving the FITARA scorecard and technology modernization efforts more broadly. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular put a spotlight on the need to update legacy systems, David Powner, the former director of IT issues at the Government Accountability Office who was involved in the drafting of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, told Nextgov.
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