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H.R. 3243 (115th): FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3243 eliminates the sunset date on several provisions of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act related to transparency and risk management assessment of major information technology investments and agency reviews of information technology portfolios to reduce duplication and realize savings. Specifically, the bill extends three expiring provisions related to federal data center consolidation, transparency and risk management of major IT systems, and IT portfolio, program, and resource reviews.

The three provisions of FITARA set to expire in 2018 and 2019 relate to the:

  • IT Dashboard – The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agencies must make publicly available detailed information on federal IT investments and require agency Chief Information Officers to categorize IT investments by risk. 
  • PortfolioStat – Agencies must annually review IT investment portfolios in order …

Sponsor and status

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017
Length: 1 page
Jul 14, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 21, 2017.

Pub.L. 115-88

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1867: FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Oct 4, 2017. 92% incorporated. (compare text)


Jul 14, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Oct 10, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Oct 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 8, 2017
Passed Senate

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Nov 21, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3243 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3243. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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