The Technology Modernization Fund has $1 billion from the latest coronavirus relief bill, and it could get another half billion when the next budget comes out. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing Tuesday looked at IT costs and solutions for the future.
- Casey Coleman, former Chief Information Officer at the General Services Administration and a witness at the hearing, said changing or removing outdated IT legislation would allow agencies to focus more on modernization.
- Coleman said COVID-19 has proven the need for modernization is more urgent than ever and the way to address that need is through the Technology Modernization Fund.
- To maximize the potential of the fund, organizations must have a modernization plan, get buy-in from leadership, submit business cases and focus on customer- and employee-first thinking, said Coleman.