House Democrats hammer the need for billion-dollar TMF injection
They argue the "robust funding" is vital in enabling "federal agencies to better respond to the coronavirus pandemic and future national emergencies as well as meet the urgent economic needs of American families."
Coast Guard must improve lingering data-management issues, GAO says
The Coast Guard could be getting almost a billion more dollars than it requested to fix its IT issues.
IT spending would go beyond OMB request under House’s emergency bill
The House measure arrived while Senate Democrats and the Trump administration were working on a different version of a massive package to boost the U.S. economy.
Tech Modernization Fund would get $3B surge under House emergency appropriations
Agencies could apply to use part of the $3 billion through fiscal 2022 specifically for "technology-related modernization activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus."
VA wants 180,000 new devices to support telework, telehealth during pandemic
The VA wants money for 100,000 laptops for teleworkers, 30,000 laptops for telehealth providers and 50,000 iPads for veterans to receive telehealthcare, FedScoop has learned.
New funds for telework, IT support are part of OMB’s coronavirus response request
Several agencies need tens of millions more in supplemental funding for teleworking technology, a letter from OMB shows.