Tags Modernizing Government Technology Act

As the MGT Act faces the Senate, are you ready for what’s next?

by Steve Harris • 3 months ago

In this contributed post, Dell EMC's Steve Harris details what CIOs should do to prepare for the MGT Act, if it's signed into law.

What is ‘legacy IT’ and how scared should we be of it?

by Christopher O’Malley • 4 months ago

With $500 million in taxpayer dollars ready to be spent, it’s imperative that we take a look at legacy modernization approaches that have worked and those that have failed.

Senators push for movement on modernization bill

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

A bipartisan group of senators tells the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that swift approval of the bill would "advance our shared goal of preserving national security and ensuring that the federal government uses taxpayer dollars wisely."

Think of the Tech Modernization Fund as seed money, GSA head says

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

"The government spends $80 billion a year on IT and most of that investment is for maintenance on outdate systems," Tim Horne said. "So $228 million is a way to ... start chipping away."

Trump budget requests $228M for central IT modernization fund

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

The budget plan calls for the General Services Administration to house a $228 million tech modernization fund — a small sliver of its total request of $95.7 billion for governmentwide IT spending next year.

Revised modernization bill passes House, heads to Senate

by Billy Mitchell • 4 months ago

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, passed by voice vote, and the lawmaker is confident it will move quickly through the Senate.