The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) recently joined eight other industry groups in a letter outlining the importance of fully funding federal IT modernization efforts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations. “It has been five years since the Executive Branch released a strategy around IT modernization. Within the White House and individual agencies, there exist multiple distinct emphases on strategically important efforts and approaches but they are not harmonized to meet broader objectives,” the letter reads. “Given the pace of technological advancement, a new, more systematic and outcome-focused whole-of-government strategy for IT modernization that drives digital transformation and improved cybersecurity resilience would help to drive modernization throughout government. A new strategy should stress performance improvements and measure progress, prioritize value to the taxpayer, transform and simplify user experience with government systems and services, improve cybersecurity performance, and be supported by enhanced partnerships, assessment, workforce training, and adoption of best in class technology.” Read the full letter.