HHS receives 'D-' on federal IT scorecard

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released its biannual Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard Nov. 14.

The scorecard assigns federal agencies letter grades based on their implementation of FITARA, a bipartisan law enacted in 2014. The grades are based on self-reported data related to five key metrics: agency CIO authority enhancements, risk assessment transparency, IT portfolio review, data center consolidation and software licensing.

HHS received a "D-," repeating its grade from June 2017 and December 2016. The designation marks a drop from the "D" grade it received in May 2016. For the Nov. 14 scorecard, the committee presented HHS with an "A" on agency CIO authority enhancements and a "B" on risk assessment transparency; however, these grades were offset with "F" grades in the remaining three categories.

The majority of the 24 agencies graded on the Nov. 14 scorecard received a grade in the "C" range. HHS was one of three agencies to receive a "D"-range grade, alongside the U.S. Department of Energy, which received a "D+," and the U.S. Department of Labor, which received a "D-."

Only one agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, received an "A+."

To access the FITARA scorecard, click here.

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