Last Thursday June 10, I had the honor of helping to open the DATA Act Summit. The event brought government and industry leaders together to discuss how best to implement this important statute, which will provide for better visibility into financial activities across the government. A year and a month after enactment, the Administration’s actions to carry out DATA Act provisions – along with support and involvement from industry partners – all point to a successful path forward.
“My strategic objective is to pioneer,
field, and employ game-changing information
capabilities that give information dominance
over potential adversaries and decision
superiority for U.S. commanders and
When tackling very challenging problems, the discussion turns into a very tactical list of questions. How do we do that? Has anyone done that before? Who is the best in breed in solving that type of problem? How can we budget for that? What resources do we have? What resources do we need to pull in?
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Several recent reports recommend ways to improve performance in US Government information technology (IT) programs. These recommendations focus on how agencies buy and oversee IT from companies. A key recommendation? Bite-sized chunks are better, and independent review can keep projects on track.