Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform ACT (FITARA), enacted in December 2014 by Federal government provides guidelines and set of tools, that when properly implemented, allow agencies to better manage and secure IT systems and acquisitions.
Earlier, i.e till 2013, government agencies were working with poorly managed and outdated IT infrastructure which resulted in wastage of resources. The fed took a review of the situation and decided to act immediately. It proposed FITARA which empowers agency Chief Information Officer(CIO)’s with specific authorities that enhance their role and responsibility for the management of IT resources.
The Congress started to oversee the process until quality IT management structures and processes were in place and wasteful spending was put to an end. FITARA Score related letter grades such as A,B,C,D,F were assigned to each agency based on self reported data.
The Committee is grading agency implementation of four key areas of FITARA-
- Data Center consolidation
- IT Portfolio Review Savings
- Incremental Development
- Risk Assessment Transparency
As per the self-reporting, the following federal agencies were assigned with the said grades
A- none of the agency qualified for this grade
B- DOC and GSA
C- DHS, DOI, VA, EPA, NRC
D- USDA, DOT, DOD, Treasury, HHS, NSF, HUD, OPM, DOJ, SBA, DOL, SSA, State and USAID
F- ED, DOE, NASA
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So, all those government agencies which are looking to get the best FITARA score can rely on StoneFly offered IT infrastructure. Since, 2014 the company has bagged some government organizations as customers in this genre. Those include Navy Fleet Hospital, California Public Utilities Commission, United States District Court, Arlington County Government, Department of Defense, United States Army corps of Engineers and the list goes on and on…….
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Now the big question—Are government organizations caring about FITARA score?