Nextgov Special Report: The Evolution of the FITARA Scorecard

April 21, 2021

The 2015 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, empowered federal agency chief information officers with greater authorities and established what’s now known as the Data Center Optimization Initiative, among other provisions.

Dave Powner, executive director of MITRE's Center for Data-Driven Policy and director of strategic engagement and partnerships, credits the success of the scorecard to consistent, bipartisan Congressional oversight. Powner offers insights on how the FITARA scorecard has changed through the years and how it may evolve in the future.

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