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OMB to Withhold Some Federal IT Spending Data on Public Site

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The Office of Management and Budget will not publish select data on the federal government’s information technology spending for 2020 on the IT Dashboard web site, Bloomberg Government reported Tuesday.

Officials will withhold information related to federal infrastructure, management and security investments as part of its “data masking decision,” according to the General Services Administration.

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president for the Professional Services Council, said federal contractors uses the IT Dashboard as a tool for strategic planning activities.

“It’s been a useful tool, both from a budget standpoint as well as an oversight perspective,” he said. “Congress should be concerned that they’re losing a readily available source of spending information.” 

According to the report, approximately $36B of the White House’s $88B unclassified IT funding request for 2020 is noted on the website.

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