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Issa Applauds Trump Executive Order on FITARA

Press Release
May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Darrell Issa issued the following statement applauding President Donald Trump’s recently-signed Executive Order that will elevate the role of federal agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs):
 
“The President’s leadership to address this shortfall in reforming government IT is a welcome step to a more efficient and transparent government and, as we intended with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Act (FITARA), will ultimately reduce the costs of outdated IT practices that are put upon the American taxpayers. Through this Executive Order, this Administration is pushing the implementation of provisions of FITARA, which was signed into law in 2014 but not fully implemented by the previous administration,” said Issa. “One of our primary goals with FITARA was to strengthen the role of federal agencies’ CIOs, in order to give them greater visibility into agency IT spending.  Despite the law, the authority of CIOs at many agencies unfortunately continues to trail other areas of government IT improvement and that’s why this EO speaks to this Administration’s commitment to the law and good technology decision making.” 
 
The Executive Order will expand the authority of agency CIOs by requiring that they report directly to the head of their federal agency.  Additionally, it will enable CIOs to become voting members of bureau-level IT Governance Boards, with the goal of increasing their influence in hiring decisions and enterprise awareness.
 
The Executive Order was issued on May 15, 2018.
 
Congressman Issa’s FITARA Act, H.R. 1163, was signed into law on December 18, 2014.

 

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