Request for Comments on FITARA Implementation Guidance, 23303 [2015-09560]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 80 / Monday, April 27, 2015 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, on April 22, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–09699 Filed 4–24–15; 8:45 am] Management (ASAM), and Chief Operating Officers (COOs) communities. Tony Scott, Administrator, Office of Information Technology and E-Government. [FR Doc. 2015–09560 Filed 4–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P BILLING CODE 3110–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Request for Comments on FITARA Implementation Guidance [Notice: 15–030] Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: OMB’s Office of EGovernment & Information Technology (E-Gov) is seeking public comment on draft guidance to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). DATES: Interested parties may submit comments and feedback by the deadline listed on management.cio.gov. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments at the following link: management.cio.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ben Sweezy, OMB at egov@ omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted on December 19, 2014. FITARA outlines specific requirements related to: 1. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Authority Enhancements 2. Enhanced Transparency and Improved Risk Management in Information Technology Investments 3. Portfolio Review 4. Expansion of Training and Use of Information Technology Cadres 5. Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative 6. Maximizing the Benefit of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative 7. Government-wide Software Purchasing Program To implement the requirements of FITARA, combined with the need to update policy and guidance related to other modern IT practices, OMB is establishing this guidance. This guidance reflects input from a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO), Assistant Secretaries for Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Apr 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection, DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received within 30 days after from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Attention: Desk Officer for NASA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Frances Teel, NASA PRA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or frances.c.teel@nasa.gov. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: This notice reflects a revision to a currently approved information. NASA plans to engage more members of the public in small discussion groups, focus groups, usability testing, and qualitative PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23303 customer feedback which will result in an increase in burden hours. The proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Request for Comments on FITARA Implementation Guidance

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: OMB's Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) 
is seeking public comment on draft guidance to implement the Federal 
Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments and feedback by the 
deadline listed on management.cio.gov.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments at the following 
link: management.cio.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ben Sweezy, OMB at 
egov@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Information Technology 
Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted on December 19, 2014. 
FITARA outlines specific requirements related to:
1. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Authority Enhancements
2. Enhanced Transparency and Improved Risk Management in Information 
Technology Investments
3. Portfolio Review
4. Expansion of Training and Use of Information Technology Cadres
5. Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative
6. Maximizing the Benefit of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative
7. Government-wide Software Purchasing Program
    To implement the requirements of FITARA, combined with the need to 
update policy and guidance related to other modern IT practices, OMB is 
establishing this guidance. This guidance reflects input from a diverse 
group of stakeholders, including representatives from the Chief 
Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), Chief 
Acquisition Officer (CAO), Assistant Secretaries for Management (ASAM), 
and Chief Operating Officers (COOs) communities.

Tony Scott,
Administrator, Office of Information Technology and E-Government.
[FR Doc. 2015-09560 Filed 4-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3110-01-P