The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, commonly referred to as FITARA, became law in December of 2014. The Act requires the heads of government agencies to ensure their chief information officers are significantly involved in each agency’s respective IT decisions, including planning, programming, budgeting, execution, reporting, management, governance, and oversight.
In my recent posts, I’ve focused on initiatives in the Federal space and steps Avnet Government Solutions is taking to protect Uncle Sam’s goods. As summer wraps up I wanted to drill down on the other side of the public sector. Last month we attended XChange SLED University and then road tripped to the Sunshine State for NASCIO a couple weeks ago. The state, local and education (SLED) industry provides a lot of white space and the time to capitalize is now. But first, let’s take a closer look at what SLED organizations are doing to shake things up.