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FCW : December 2012
18 December 2012 FCW.COM As Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) starts what will likely be his nal term as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, he has signaled signi cant changes in how he plans to wield his wide- ranging influence over executive branch operations. In the past two years, he became a persistent and headline-grabbing critic of the Obama administration, but now he has begun to use his chair- manship to reach across the aisle and achieve broader objectives with the president s team and in the politically divided Congress. In unveiling a "discussion draft" of his proposal to streamline fed- eral IT, Issa revealed a willingness to take on an issue that has a small political constituency but a signi cant impact on government expenditures and ef ciency. The detailed initiative also shows his serious approach to a broader set of management issues, which runs counter to Democrats recent criticisms of him as a parti- san hit man. "Because of the antiquated ways the government de nes its responsi- bilities and acquires IT, we are wast- ing billions of taxpayer dollars each year on failed programs," Issa said when he posted the discussion draft. "Accomplishing major reform will not be easy, but streamlining our obsolete approach to federal IT is essential to providing a better value for the Ameri- can taxpayer dollar." Richard Beutel, the committee s The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has put countless agency leaders in the hot seat, but his efforts on IT reform re ect a solutions- oriented, bipartisan approach BY RICHARD E. COHEN Friend or foe? STAN BAROUH
November 30, 2012