News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Recognized for IT Modernization

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor received a “Best in Scorecard Category” award from MeriTalk for its IT modernization efforts. The award is based on the Department’s most recent Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard.

“IT modernization efforts are an integral part of the Department’s work for the American public,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella. “Without the focus, drive and determination of our staff, in particular our IT talent, the recognition bestowed upon the Department by the FITARA Awards would not have been possible. The Department is excited and proud to have been recognized.”

The Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) developed an IT strategy in 2017 to create IT platform services, modernize legacy applications, enhance cybersecurity, and improve customer service. Over the past year, OCIO:

  • Implemented an IT-specific working capital fund, in response to the Modernizing Government Technology Act;
  • Highlighted Department technology at a DOL Tech Day event with more than 2,500 attendees;
  • Raised the Department’s Federal Information Security Management Act grade for the first time in a decade; and
  • Launched DOL Cloud, deploying seven applications and three cloud development environments.

The FITARA scorecard was created to align chief information officers, chief financial officers, and acquisition and budget officers to help promote the President’s Management Agenda on IT Modernization.

MeriTalk is a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT. With Congressman Gerry Connolly, the co-author of the FITARA legislation and chair of the FITARA Awards, MeriTalk recognizes the agencies that ranked the best on the most recent scorecard. The FITARA Awards are the only Federal IT awards based on objective GAO data.

Agency
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management
Date
February 14, 2019
Release Number
19-295-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis