MGT Act funds will be distributed to the departments of Agriculture, Energy and Housing & Urban Development. Tune in this Sunday for an agency perspective from USDA CIO Gary Washington
The Technology Modernization Fund Board announced late Thursday afternoon that money has been awarded to proposals from the Department of Energy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Agriculture. In a press release, TMF Board Chair and Federal CIO Suzette Kent said “These proposals show the need to update our federal infrastructure and create new operating models that align with aggressive technology transformation. The Board believes these projects deliver citizen benefits, meet the specific technology transformation goals defined in the MGT Act, have agency leadership support, and contains effective cost savings strategy that are at the heart of the TMF model.” Kent appeared on Government Matters in April, where she announced that four agencies had moved to the second phase of deliberations. The proposals from this first round of funding are varied. DoE’s plan accelerates the migration of email to the cloud, while USDA’s covers improving customer experience on Farmers.gov. Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director of Management at the Office of Management and Budget said “I am proud to see these first projects go through the rigorous TMF Board evaluation process and be awarded funding so quickly.” To stay informed, tune in to Government Matters this Sunday, where USDA CIO Gary Washington will provide an agency perspective on the award.