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Press Release Published: May 22, 2014

Issa Praises House Passage of FITARA as Part of NDAA

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement praising the House’s passage of the Federal Information and Technology Acquisition Reform Act as part of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.

“I applaud the House for acting today to dramatically improve the way government agencies buy and manage their information technology systems. We spend more than $80 billion a year on federal IT systems, yet the cost overruns and failure rate for these programs is as high as 80 percent. American taxpayers deserve a better return on their investment. By streamlining responsibility and centralizing budget authority, this bipartisan legislation will go a long way to increasing accountability and cutting waste. ”

The House passed H.R. 4435 on a bipartisan vote of 325-98.