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OMB officials have told federal agencies that too many IT projects have failed to meet their goals – and that they will be held accountable if there is a continued lack of progress. OMB has identified 621 IT projects, totaling $22 million, that have been implemented inadequately.
OMB’s deputy director for management Clay Johnson, said this week: “We can get to where we want to be. It is just a question of making sure there is plenty of rigor and discipline to make sure agencies understand what their goals are.”
“We laid a wonderful foundation at the start of this administration by using everything available to get a handle on IT investments,” [OMB’s administrator for e-government and IT, Karen] Evans said. “We have to produce results and achieve outcomes.”