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Nextgov: Federal CIO Tony Scott Pushes for Potential $12B IT Modernization Fund

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has pushed for legislation on a modernization fund worth a potential $12 billion over the next decade that agencies could use to update current information technology systems, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Frank Konkel writes almost 75 percent of the $90 billion government IT budget goes to legacy systems and little money goes to development and modernization efforts.

Scott said an initial $3.1 billion modernization fund can help accelerate progress and address more than $3 billion in government software services that vendors will no longer support within three years, as Executive Gov reported Thursday.

“The bigger risk is not doing anything,” Scott said at a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to the Nextgov report.

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