The Biden administration will ask Congress for billions of dollars to upgrade federal government information technology systems. The White House wants $5 billion just for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Margie Graves, former Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, said this money can help address technical debt, but Jim Gfrerer, former Chief Information Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology, said it may still not be enough.
- Graves said agencies must have strong modernization roadmaps and prioritize the most critical projects to ensure they get the most out of the money.
- Gfrerer said one of the biggest areas of need at the Department of Veterans Affairs is infrastructure readiness.