(a) Federal Information Technology.— The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall perform the responsibilities set forth in this section in fulfilling the responsibilities under section
3504(h) of title
(b) Use of Information Technology in Federal Programs.— The Director shall promote and improve the acquisition, use, security, and disposal of information technology by the Federal Government to improve the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs, including through dissemination of public information and the reduction of information collection burdens on the public.
(c) Use of Budget Process.—
(1) Analyzing, tracking, and evaluating capital investments.— As part of the budget process, the Director shall develop a process for analyzing, tracking, and evaluating the risks, including information security risks, and results of all major capital investments made by an executive agency for information systems. The process shall cover the life of each system and shall include explicit criteria for analyzing the projected and actual costs, benefits, and risks, including information security risks, associated with the investments.
(2) Report to congress.— At the same time that the President submits the budget for a fiscal year to Congress under section
1105(a) of title
31, the Director shall submit to Congress a report on the net program performance benefits achieved as a result of major capital investments made by executive agencies for information systems and how the benefits relate to the accomplishment of the goals of the executive agencies.
(d) Information Technology Standards.— The Director shall oversee the development and implementation of standards and guidelines pertaining to federal computer systems by the Secretary of Commerce through the National Institute of Standards and Technology under section
11331 of this title and section 20 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g–3).
(e) Designation of Executive Agents for Acquisitions.— The Director shall designate the head of one or more executive agencies, as the Director considers appropriate, as executive agent for Government-wide acquisitions of information technology.
(f) Use of Best Practices in Acquisitions.— The Director shall encourage the heads of the executive agencies to develop and use the best practices in the acquisition of information technology.
(g) Assessment of Other Models for Managing Information Technology.— On a continuing basis, the Director shall assess the experiences of executive agencies, state and local governments, international organizations, and the private sector in managing information technology.
(h) Comparison of Agency Uses of Information Technology.— The Director shall compare the performances of the executive agencies in using information technology and shall disseminate the comparisons to the heads of the executive agencies.
(i) Monitoring Training.— The Director shall monitor the development and implementation of training in information resources management for executive agency personnel.
(j) Informing Congress.— The Director shall keep Congress fully informed on the extent to which the executive agencies are improving the performance of agency programs and the accomplishment of the agency missions through the use of the best practices in information resources management.
(k) Coordination of Policy Development and Review.— The Director shall coordinate with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy the development and review by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of policy associated with federal acquisition of information technology.
“(a) Amendment of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 2000], the Federal Acquisition Regulation issued in accordance with sections 6 and 25 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act ([former] 41 U.S.C. 405 and 421) [see 41 U.S.C. 1121, 1303] shall be amended to address the use, in the procurement of information technology services, of requirements regarding the experience and education of contractor personnel.
“(b) Content of Amendment.—The amendment issued pursuant to subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, provide that solicitations for the procurement of information technology services shall not set forth any minimum experience or educational requirement for proposed contractor personnel in order for a bidder to be eligible for award of a contract unless—
“(1) the contracting officer first determines that the needs of the executive agency cannot be met without any such requirement; or
“(2) the needs of the executive agency require the use of a type of contract other than a performance-based contract.
“(c) GAO Report.—Not later than one year after the date on which the regulations required by subsection (a) are published in the Federal Register, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress an evaluation of—
“(1) executive agency compliance with the regulations; and
“(2) conformance of the regulations with existing law, together with any recommendations that the Comptroller General considers appropriate.
“(d) Definitions.—In this section:
“(1) The term ‘executive agency’ has the meaning given that term in section 4(1) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (former 41 U.S.C. 403(1)) [now 41 U.S.C. 133].
“(2) The term ‘information technology’ has the meaning given that term in section 5002(3) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1401(3)) [now 40 U.S.C. 11101(6)].
“(3) The term ‘performance-based’, with respect to a contract, means that the contract includes the use of performance work statements that set forth contract requirements in clear, specific, and objective terms with measurable outcomes.”
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