Nextgov: Why it's past time to modernize the FITARA scorecard

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard has been instrumental in revolutionizing IT for federal agencies, leading to a whopping $24.8 billion in savings. But to keep this momentum, it's crucial to modernize the scorecard.

In Nextgov/FCW, Dave Powner, director of MITRE’s Center for Data-Driven Policy, and Richard Spires, former chief information officer of the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security, suggest specific updates in three critical areas to keep FITARA effective:

  1. Replace outdated measures with modern system development practices.
  2. Establish IT modernization planning and delivery.
  3. Refine the use of cloud computing metrics.

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