Government Has Dropped The Ball On IT Reform, Lawmaker Says

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 10, 2013

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., lashed out at government technology leaders on Wednesday for being slow to adopt cost-saving reforms laid out early in the Obama administration and for failing to adequately report their progress.

Federal agencies and the White House Office of Management and Budget have been too slow to consolidate data centers and to shift data storage and operations to computer clouds, Connolly told the audience at an event sponsored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

“I stand before you today feeling that the federal government has slackened its embrace of the 25-Point Plan laid out by Vivek Kundra,” Connolly said, referring to the 2010 government technology overhaul penned by the former U.S. chief information officer.