Government Matters (March 11, 2021)
Updating legacy IT systems at agencies could soon get easier. The latest coronavirus relief bill will give a $1 billion boost to the Technology Modernization Fund.
- Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation, said that in order to address the many IT and cybersecurity issues that have come to the forefront during the pandemic, OMB and GSA should reform the program management office, suspend or update the repayment requirements and start making capital investments very quickly with this money.
- Some of the major areas to focus on are issues with identity management, issues with collaboration tools and data sharing and improving Centers of Excellence, said Cornelius.
- Cornelius said instead of waiting for agencies to make project requests, OMB and GSA should look across the government for the best common areas to invest in.
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