The cash influx in the Technology Modernization Fund (a government funding vehicle that encourages modernization) should help agencies accelerate digital transformation efforts. Keeping the momentum going after the pandemic is over could be more of a challenge.
- Danelle Barrett, former Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Navy, said Department of Defense leadership must keep and improve measures instituted during the pandemic to increase speed in technology acquisition.
- The department must prioritize the most important and impactful projects and find the avenues that allow for spending money quickly to get capabilities fielded, said Barrett.
- Barrett said lack of awareness about available funds somewhat prohibits defense organizations from taking advantage of resources like the Technology Modernization Fund.