A new MeriTalk study says nearly 80 percent of federal information technology managers believe the value of IT within their agencies is likely to improve with the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act.
The report titled âA FITARA Future â Whatâs Next?âÂ is based on an online poll of 62 federal IT professionals in August, MeriTalk said Tuesday.
The study also found that 70 percent of respondents say the new law will help improve communication between federal chief information officers and mission owners, while more than 50 percent think FITARA will drive IT accountability among government agencies.
âFITARA is not about compliance â itâs about transparency, CIO empowerment, and the opportunity to improve federal IT outcomes,â said Steve OâKeeffe, founder of MeriTalk.
The federal IT managers also recommended that the Government Accountability OfficeÂ mustÂ measure the effectiveness and productivity of IT decisions, amount of duplicative IT platforms, and visibility and communication within federal IT departments to determineÂ if FITARA meets its objectives.