A total of 23 institutions are now part of the Federal Academic Alliance, an Office of Personnel Management program that connects employees with colleges and universities, and offers degree programs at a lower price.
The recent, $1.9 trillion spending bill has a lot of elements. It seeks to improve the condition of small business. It also includes money to help the government modernize its information technology. Several provisions impinge directly on the General Services Administration.
When Congress went big on a stimulus spending known as the American Rescue Plan, it appropriated a billion dollars for the Technology Modernization Fund. ITI's Gordon Bitko gave Federal Drive a look at how it will be used.
The Senate approved $650 million for agency cybersecurity upgrades, and another $350 million for the U.S.DigitalService and the Federal Citizen Services Fund to address workforce and other modernization needs.