The now-replaced Thunderbird supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratories (Department of Energy photo)

FITARA Is Turning 5 Years Old and Some CIOs Are Just Receiving Benefits of the Law

This December, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) turns five years old.

Step back and think about that fact for a second—it has taken half a decade for chief information officers to only begin to truly have the power to manage and control their agency’s technology spending.

NASA is the latest example of the change for CIOs that finally is happening. Renee Wynn, the NASA CIO, said at the ImagineNation ELC conference that starting in October 2020 all employees whose job it is to do IT will fall under her office.

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