USDA and HUD are taking advantage of both the Technology Modernization Fund and the Centers of Excellence to jumpstart IT modernization efforts.
Gary Washington, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department said the commitment from agency leadership, the White House and the program offices to modernize systems and applications is why he is confident about the future.
GSA and USDA ask for vendor feedback on initial plans for phase 2 of the IT modernization centers of excellence strategy.
GSA is starting to look for other agencies to begin creating and working with their own CoEs for 2019 and beyond.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members were not happy with the continued slow or lack of progress in implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).
At the same time, Chris Lowe, the chief information security officer at USDA, is being reassigned to a bureau level role as part of a continued house cleaning of IT officials.
Agriculture Department CIO Gary Washington provides more details on its plans across the five Centers of Excellence areas.
USDA will be the first agency to work with GSA and the Office of American Innovation to get rid of legacy systems.
Secretary Sonny Perdue names Gary Washington to be acting CIO and two others to take on acting management roles.
One federal agency is working on apps so stakeholders can telework along side employees.