FedScoop: Hurd says new Appropriations role ‘widens focus’ on federal IT

“Will Hurd’s departure from the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its now-dissolved IT Subcommittee won’t hurt oversight of federal IT — it “widens focus” on it, he said Thursday.”

“Hurd, R-Texas, detailed his new role on the House Appropriations Committee and how he will continue to ask agency officials questions about IT management, like their adherence to the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and the Modernizing Government Technology Act.”

“I’m still talking FITARA,” Hurd said at the IBM ThinkGov conference. “Now agency heads and CFOs come in front of Appropriations, and my first question is ‘What is your FITARA score?’” Hurd actually did this last week, asking new Department of Veterans Affairs CIO James Gfrerer about the IT law during a hearing otherwise focused on the department’s electronic health record modernization…” Read the full article here.

Source: Hurd says new Appropriations role ‘widens focus’ on federal IT – By Billy Mitchell, March 15, 2019. FedScoop.

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