The latest assessment of agency compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act reflects a first-time milestone of all agencies receiving a grade of A in a category—having comprehensive, regularly updated inventories of their software licenses. That category will now be removed from the twice-yearly scorecards from the House government operations subcommittee, also a first.
Overall grades slipped somewhat in the latest accounting, the 11th, with five agencies declining compared with three rising while 16 remained flat. In the former were Commerce, GSA, SBA, SSA and USAID while in the latter were HHS, Labor and VA. The declines at GSA and USAID meant that no agencies scored an overall A grade.
Among individual categories, following licensing the highest grades were for data center optimization, with 19 As, while the lowest were for cyber initiatives, with only NRC scoring an A.
On a new category, transitioning off of the GSA’s expiring telecommunications contracts, grades were mixed, with eight As and five Fs.