Attention, CIOs: Start Planning for FITARA Now

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act is poised to usher in some big changes to the way the federal government budgets and plans IT projects.

The Office of Management and Budget is still writing guidelines to more fully flesh out the measures spelled out by the law, which Congress approved late last year.

But experts say agencies should probably kickstart the process themselves by beginning to unscramble the sometimes-tangled lines of authority between agency-level chief information officers and their bureau-level counterparts.

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