In an energetically awaited bit of news, a Technology Modernization Board announced Monday that it has selected recipients for 3 additional Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) awards.
The Department of Labor, Department of Agriculture and a General Services Administration will collectively receive $23.5 million for 3 graphic modernization projects. It’s USDA’s second turn of TMF funding.
The winning proposals, a press recover states, “exemplify a joining to improving citizen services, modernizing bequest technology, obscure operational costs, and formulating a secure environment.”
Specifically, GSA will get $15 million for a devise dubbed “Application Modernization Integrating Flexible Architecture.” DOL will spend a $3.5 million digitizing a now paper-based labor acceptance process. And USDA will get $5 million for infrastructure optimization and cloud adoption. As always a TMF awards are an allege — a agencies contingency delineate a devise for profitable behind a supports they receive.
What these new winning projects don’t seem to underline — prominently, during slightest — is a use of rising technologies. The TMF’s module government bureau during GSA has pronounced it would like to see more proposals with rising tech as a component.
The TMF was combined by the Modernizing Government Technology Act, that President Trump signed into law in Dec 2017. The White House Office of Management and Budget afterwards convened a seven-member board to manage a $100 million account and collect awardees in March. In Jun a house unveiled a initial 3 winners — the departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture got a collective $45 million.
With this latest announcement, $31.5 million stays unallocated in a TMF’s stream pot.
“Technology is a pivotal enabler for Government and we contingency make certain a record capabilities are modern, secure and resilient,” Suzette Kent, sovereign CIO and president of a TMF Board, pronounced in a statement. “Today’s proclamation continues to illustrate how Agencies are leveraging MGT Act to accelerate their mutation journeys. Awards currently will expostulate specific citizen and group benefits, though also emanate roadmaps and learnings that will be leveraged opposite other agencies with identical challenges.”