SBA adapting IT systems providing COVID-19 relief amid program changes
The Biden administration made more changes to the Paycheck Protection Program on Wednesday, necessitating tweaks to E-Tran.
Connolly bashes Senate’s ‘short-sighted’ decision to kill TMF funding mid-pandemic
Connolly said he thought the House and Senate had reached a consensus agreement to fund the Technology Modernization Fund at around $5 billion or $6 billion.
FITARA grades mostly hold, improve amid agencies shift to remote work
IT modernization scores were generally strong as agencies accelerate, but cybersecurity remains a gap area.
Lawmakers question SBA technology investments after loan system outages
The Small Business Administration proposed replacing E-Tran by 2015, but in 2020 the loan system continues to be updated in lieu of modernization.
Maria Roat officially named deputy Federal CIO
The prominent leader in the federal IT space leaves the Small Business Administration, where she has had first-hand experience with the pressures on federal IT created by the coronavirus pandemic.
SBA loan system woes may persist with more stimulus legislation likely
The agency stood up PPP and EIDL portals quickly, but E-Tran timed out repeatedly on lenders applying for the second round of coronavirus loans for small businesses Monday.