Facing FITARA Challenges

The federal government is spending over $80 billion per year on its information technology (IT), but federal managers say that 47 percent of their budget goes to maintain obsolete and deficient IT resources, and estimates suggest that the cost to the taxpayer is as high as $20 billion wasted each year.

Enter FITARA. The goal of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), enacted on December 19, 2014, is to mitigate this problem by enabling federal entities to acquire IT in ways that save money, maximize return on investment, reduce operational risk, and improve services to citizens.

This infographic examines the state of FITARA implementation in government, using public data and the results from GovLoop’s survey of 149 public sector employees.