The cross-agency priority goals announced in the 2015 budget grew out of the failures of HealthCare.gov and NSA security in the Snowden affair.
None of the 15 agencies studied earned an A on a Freedom of Information Act report card from the Center for Effective Government, and seven – including DOD, DHS and State – got an F.
The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.
Tech industry lobbyist is upbeat about the way forward for federal IT, as outlined in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget.
The overall changes are modest compared to fiscal 2014, but many individual agency budgets see much larger swings.
One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.