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07 Jun 2018

Technology Modernization Board Awards First Round Of Funding For Modernizing Agency Technology

By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer
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Washington, D.C. - The Technology Modernization Board, chaired by the Federal Chief Information Officer in the Office of Management and Budget, announced its first round of funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). TMF was authorized by Congress as a mechanism to finance technology modernization efforts across the Federal...

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31 May 2018

Help Wanted: Increase the Effectiveness of your Tax Dollar!

By: Margaret Weichert, OMB Deputy Director of Management

This blog entry was previously published in Performance.gov. The Federal government spends at least $90 billion annually on IT. The announcement of the President’s Management Agenda included a cross-agency priority goal specifically focused on increasing transparency in spend and performance metrics associated with IT across the enterprise. The adoption of...

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31 May 2018

The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

By: Beth Angerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, GSA

This blog entry was previously published in FCW on May 30, 2018. The federal government faces a pressing need to modernize and improve the way it runs its payroll business. Every two weeks it pays over 2.2 million civilian employees with systems that are almost as old as the employees...

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30 May 2018

Release of the Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan to the President of the United States

By: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, & Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer, and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
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The President has made it clear that America’s security and public accountability of government officials are foundational pillars for this Administration. One year ago, the President issued Executive Order 13800 (EO 13800) on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of reducing cybersecurity risks to...

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30 May 2018

EO 13800 and Updates on Federal IT Modernization Efforts

By: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB
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This Administration has placed a significant emphasis on improving the way that the Federal Government serves American Citizens and recognizes that IT Modernization is a key component to provide Americans the services they deserve. The President directed the creation of a report on the modernization of Federal IT in EO...

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