U.S. Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) expressed their views on information technology reform legislation in separate segments on a new public affairs program WJLA-TV launched Sunday, FCW reported Tuesday.
Adam Mazmanian writes VanRoekel said the Federal IT Procurement Reform Act leaves the Defense Department out despite the Pentagon being responsible for half of the government’s $81 million budget.
Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, aimed to emphasize that FITARA aims to designate leaders who would manage funds for every department.
He is a key co-sponsor of FITARA and told the station the bill is meant to decrease reliance on the Office of Budget and Management in the allocation of financial resources.
FCW reports the Senate is yet to discuss the IT reform bill.