“Although all two dozen agencies got passing grades on the latest Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard, some agencies had cybersecurity and reporting challenges.”
“Ahead of an Aug. 3 hearing, the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations released its tenth FITARA scorecard tallying how 24 large federal agencies have managed their IT over the last several months.”
“Although the subcommittee said all 24 agencies had received an overall passing grade for the first time, four saw a decline in their scores during the period. Thirteen maintained scores from the last report in December, while seven showed improvements.”
“None of the agencies on the scorecard received lower than a C- in overall scores…”
“The Agriculture Department, the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Social Security Administration all went from a C+ to a B+ in overall scores. The Department of State and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) both moved up from a D- to a C-; the Treasury Department went from a C to a B.”
“Agencies with declining scores included the Department of Education, which went from an A+ to a B+; the Department of Homeland Security which had a C-down from its B in the last report. The Veterans Administration went from a B+ to a C+, while the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) went from an A to a B…” Read the full article here.
Source: No failures, but some declines in 10th round of agency FITARA grades – By Mark Rockwell, August 3, 2020. FCW.