IT modernization fund

  • OMB stays mum on IT modernization details but promises preparedness

    Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott shared a few more clues about the guidance and metrics of the administration’s plan to modernize the government’s aging IT infrastructure.

  • Why $39,000 shows why the IT modernization effort matters so much

    IDC Government found the federal government spends almost four times as much on technology per employee on average than other industries.

  • Rep. Connolly plays both sides of IT modernization debate

    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is supporting both the centralized and decentralized approaches to address the need to get rid of legacy technology systems.

  • Rep. Hurd answers OMB’s IT challenge, proposes alternative strategy

    Lawmakers are offering the Modernizing Obsolete and Vulnerable Enterprise IT (MOVE-IT) Act as an alternative to the White House’s $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund proposal to help agencies update technology networks and applications.

  • Clinton’s tech policy pledges smarter, newer, more open government

    Hillary Clinton’s technology and innovation initiative pledges a more modern and open digital government. The policy plan also supports the creation of more STEM jobs and increased internet access.

  • IT Modernization Fund has 50-50 shot of getting passed, oversight experts say

    A legislative assistant for Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of the key players on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said members are warming to the administration’s idea to develop a $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund. But he said some members of Congress are debating other alternatives to the fund.

  • Commerce CIO: More flexibility needed for industry collaboration

    Commerce Department CIO Steven Cooper says he’d like to see more flexibility when it comes to acquisition and collaboration with industry. One way to get it, he says, is through added language in the IT Modernization Fund.

  • IT modernization reform gets its own modernization project

    Keith Trippie, the CEO of The Trippie Group LLC and a public sector board member of Acquia, says agencies should follow the lead of dating, travel and insurance companies and have an “easy” button for system modernization.

  • A knotty, tangled mess of IT systems

    The 8½ inch floppy disk held up at the recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing was good theater, but it doesn’t tell the entire story of the state of old technology in the government.

  • Frustrated House committee slams SSA’s cyber protection programs

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is particularly concerned by a penetration test the Homeland Security Department performed on the Social Security Administration’s IT systems last summer, when testers gained access to personally identifiable information while they were inside. SSA did not share the findings of that report with its inspector general.