“For the first time in five years, no agency received a “F” or “D” grade for an overall grade on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard.”
“Just looking at the grades alone, the progress over the last five years is obvious.”
“In the 10th scorecard, the General Services Administration received the only “A” grade, while nine agencies—the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, and Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Small Business Administration, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development—received Bs.”
“The other 14 agencies received “C” grades.”
“Overall, seven agencies improved their grades from the December scorecard, 13 stayed the same and four dropped a letter grade. Treasury, EPA and SSA improved from “C+” to “B+,” while Education dropped from an “A+” to a “B+” and USAID also dropped to a “B” from an “A”…”
“While the grades continue to move in the right direction, not every section of FITARA is performing well. Three long-standing problems continue to impede agency progress: CIO reporting structure, the use of working capital funds and the continued disagreement over the definition of a data center…” Read the full article here.
Source: CIO reporting, working capital funds remain outliers in agency IT modernization progress – By Jason Miller, August 4, 2020. Federal News Network.