DHS and 8 Other Agencies Improve in Latest FITARA Scorecard

The Department of Homeland Security, as well as several other agencies, has made strides in its IT modernization efforts, and it shows, according to the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s FITARA latest 9.0 scorecard.

Since 2014, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), has measured federal agencies’ progress in modernizing their IT assets by consolidating and optimizing data centers, improving cybersecurity and strengthening CIO authorities.

While smaller agencies, such as the Small Business Administration and Social Security Administration, have historically been more successful in scoring higher on the semi-annual FITARA scorecards, larger, more federated agencies, on the other hand, have struggled to achieve better scores.

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