The departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury, Labor and Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development asked Congress in their fiscal 2021 budget requests to use money saved from other programs for IT modernization initiatives.
Margie Graves, who has been the federal deputy CIO since 2016, plans to return to the private sector in 2020 after spending 18 years in federal services.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing on the 9th version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard provided some interesting insights beyond the grades for each agency.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report highlights how the most recent 35-day partial government shutdown hurt agencies.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) warns that many IT modernization fixes passed already by lawmakers still aren’t working as planned.
Matt Shabat, the U.S. strategy manager for Glasswall Solutions, makes the case for how using a risk management framework can lead to real savings that agencies can use to move off legacy systems.
The Technology Modernization Fund board chose three more projects to receive extra funding and it still has $31.5 million to hand out for a possible third round of awards.
Alan Balutis, a senior director and distinguished fellow for Cisco Systems U.S. Public Sector, makes the case for why agencies should take some year-end spending and save it for IT modernization efforts.
Dave Mader and Jennifer Walcott, both of Deloitte Consulting, describe how software-as-a-service can make IT modernization a reality.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has concerns about the amount of and specific information OMB is providing about the Technology Modernization Fund.