Final A-130 revision reflects e-gov
- By Diane Frank
- Dec 04, 2000
Final revision of A-130
The Office of Management and Budget's final revision of the rule overseeing
federal information technology management brings it up to date with recent
regulations aimed at creating an electronic government.
OMB released the final revision of Circular A-130 last week. The revision,
first proposed in April, was intended to bring Circular A-130 in line with
the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, which includes several new IT management
requirements, such as the creation of agency chief information officers.
But many other laws from Congress and guidance from the administration
have updated the federal government's use of technology. Therefore, the
final revisions to A-130 also incorporate many OMB memoranda regarding IT
management and investment as well as the Government Paperwork Elimination
Act of 1998, which requires agencies to make electronic transactions available
to the public whenever possible by 2003.
OMB plans to further revise the circular in 2001, with a focus on Appendix
III, which regulates federal IT security. At that point, OMB will include
the security management reforms mandated by the Government Information Security
Reform section of the fiscal 2001 Defense Authorization Act, which was signed
by President Clinton in October.