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.
Technology Modernization Fund to get additional $25 million
This latest spending bill faces a Friday deadline.
Rep. Connolly blames TMF stagnancy on Congress’ lack of tech knowledge
"You start talking about these issues and many of my colleagues... their eyes glaze over and they want to talk about anything else," said Rep. Gerry Connolly.