re: Federal IT Reform: Are More Laws Needed?
Federal IT management is moving in the right direction and there are good results to show. I would give a thumbs up to what's being done in data center consolidation, cloud adoption, shared services, mobility, and cybersecurity. And credit where credit it due -- federal IT spending has been flat, even slightly down, over the past four years. But more can and should be done. There are still too many large-scale, poor-performing IT projects, ROI data is lacking, IT acquisition needs improvement, and too many agencies are dependent on outdated legacy systems. I'm not convinced that new laws are the fix. I would start by giving agency CIOs authority, applying more in the way of performance metrics, and increasing accountability.