CIOs of federal agencies that fail to fully comply with the standards laid out in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can expect to be dragged into more “boring hearings,” according to Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas).
Hurd, who chairs the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that the scores agencies receive on FITARA compliance often dictate CIO priorities.
“One of the concerns we’ve been hearing from them is that they thought they should be graded on the utilization of the space. And we said great; good idea, let’s make that half the score! And the first time we did it, you know what happened, all the scores dropped because their utilization rates were terrible,” Hurd said at a Sept. 29 event on federal cybersecurity hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.