Technology Modernization Fund
COVID-19 relief bill includes $62.4M for interoperable public health data systems
Efforts to track the coronavirus' spread have been hampered by a lack of interoperability between federal and state and local public health department, laboratory and care provider systems.
Suzette Kent presses for multi-year IT funding to boost government transformation
In an interview, Kent explained how trying to fit large-scale, multi-year modernization projects into one-year budget cycles can often lead to the short-changing of true digital transformation in the government space.
Lawmakers look to extend federal telework as coronavirus cases rise
The proposed Senate bill would require telework where possible while granting agency heads the flexibility to sanction in-person work when necessary.
$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats
The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.
CBP scores $15M TMF award to modernize import tracking system
CBP wants to breathe new life into its 30-year-old Automated Commercial System, a mainframe platform that runs on 3.9 million lines of COBOL code to track, control, and process everything imported into the U.S.
Industry pushes for $1B for TMF in ‘Phase 4’ coronavirus stimulus bill
House Democrats included the much-needed funding for multi-agency IT projects in their HEROES Act, which awaits Senate action.