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Fed IT plan heads to Capitol Hill

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March 28, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Spending
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via SC Magazine

A plan aimed at streamlining efficiencies in the federal government’s use of IT technologies is making its way toward a hearing on Capitol Hill on April 12.

The “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management,” introduced last December by U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, will be discussed in a committee hearing hosted by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security.

The 25-point scheme engaged federal IT management and a wide range of academics and security experts in both the public and private sectors over the past two years to propose productivity improvements in government systems. Kundra acknowledges that despite $600 billion spent over the past decade for federal information technology implementations the government lags behind the private sector in achieving operating efficiencies. But, he says, the roadmap offers ways the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), working with the President’s Management Council, can “leverage information technology to create more efficient and effective government.”

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