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 to increase efficiency and effectiveness, and identify potential waste and duplication.
- Data Center Consolidation Initiative – Agencies are required to provide OMB with a data center inventory, the number of data center closures, projected cost savings, and quarterly updates on progress.