Addressing technology executives at a town hall meeting hosted by TechAmerica on Tuesday, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra stressed how the IT reform review’s goal is to increase returns on IT projects rather than to cut spending.
The administration’s guidance and metrics on the review process will be forthcoming in two to three weeks, he said. Kundra also praised TechAmerica Foundation for launching its Commission on the Government Technology Initiative in the 21st Century, which will provide recommendations on how the administration can improve the government’s acquisition and management of technology implementations.
“We are pleased to hear that the administration’s focus is not on undermining current investment projects but rather the development of sound practices that will lead to more initiatives,” TechAmerica CEO and President Phil Bond said after the meeting. “Our members found common ground with Mr. Kundra that return for investments and successful deployments are beneficial to all.”