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What You Need to Know About FITARA

Jun 25, 2015
From the Government Institute

Passed by Congress in December 2014, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) gives federal agency CIOs greater authority over information technology investments and requires closer relationships between the CIO, CFO, CAO, and CHCO. The Office of Management and Budget released final guidance on June 10, 2015.

FITARA establishes an enterprise-wide approach to federal IT investment, promotes cross-functional partnerships between the CIO and key senior agency officials, provides an opportunity to move to a more disciplined and “agile” IT investment strategy, and emphasizes IT and asset management to facilitate value-delivery of IT investments and resource planning.

This issue brief describes the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and key highlights of the CIO’s transforming responsibilities in the areas of budget formulation and planning, acquisition, execution, and organization and workforce.

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