The largest Federal agencies saw an upward trend toward higher grades on key IT-related performance categories in the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s FITARA Scorecard version 13 released on January 20. The committee’s semi-annual scorecard grades the 24 Federal CFO Act agencies for their performance in eight IT-related categories. Scores are compiled by the committee with help from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

On the latest scorecard, seven agencies earned higher overall grades, four saw their grades decline, and 13 remained consistent with gradings from the previous scorecard issued in July 2021. No agency received a failing overall grade – 22 of them got marks in the “B” and “C” range. Only two agencies – the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – won the grade of “A” for their performance, the highest grade an agency can obtain.

Seven Agencies Improved

  • NSF jumped by a full grade to “A+”
  • USAID notched full grade increase to “A”
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rose by a full grade to “B+”
  • Commerce Department (DoC) increased by a full grade to “B+”
  • Homeland Security (DHS) jumped a full grade to “B”
  • State Department notched a full grade increase to “B”
  • Justice Department (DoJ) climbed to a full grade increase of “C-” 

Four Agencies Declined

  • GSA shed a full grade to “B+”
  • Social Security Administration (SSA) declined by a full grade to “C+”
  • Interior Department (DoI) fell by a full grade to “C+”
  • Agriculture Department (USDA) slipped a full grade to “C+”

13 Agencies Remained Consistent

The remaining 13 agencies held onto the same grades they earned from the previous scorecard issued in July 2021 –

  • Defense Department (DoD) – “C+”
  • Education Department – “B+”
  • Energy Department (DoE) – “C+”
  • Health and Human Services (HHS) – “B”
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – “C+”
  • Labor Department (DoL) – “B-”
  • Transportation Department (DoT) – “C+”
  • Treasury Department – “B”
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) – “C+”
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – “B+”
  • NASA – “C+”
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) – “C-”
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – “C+”

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