H.R.3243 – FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017

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Week ending October 13, 2017

H.R.3243 – FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017


FITARA means Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act .

HR 3243 would amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes.

The provisions were set to expire in 2018, the bill extends that to 2020.

‘The FDCCI aims to reduce costs and save energy, PortfolioStat reviews are face-to-face meeting between each agency’s IT officers and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the IT dashboard provides online details of federal information technology spending. Information from OMB suggests that implementing those efforts costs a few million dollars annually for agencies to produce the necessary information; however, OMB expects that much of this work would continue regardless of the expiring authority to conduct them.’ – cbo

(Full text of H.R. 3243 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] (Introduced 07/14/2017)

Status: Passed House / Passed Senate



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 563).

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Motion to recommit:

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On Passage: Agreed to by voice vote.

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Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates there would be no significant additional cost or savings to continue those efforts under H.R. 3243.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting the bill could affect direct spending by agencies not funded through annual appropriations; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates, however, that any net increase in spending by those agencies would not be significant. Enacting H.R. 3243 would not affect revenues.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3243 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3243 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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