The Department of Housing and Urban Development expects to complete 20 percent of its modernization by end of 2019 as the agency has secured another $5 million from the Technology Modernization Fund to support the project, Federal News Network reported Monday.
The additional funding is the second grant from the agency’s $20 million loan to support upgrades to the agency’s seven mainframe systems. Kevin Cooke, deputy chief information officer of HUD, said the agency developed a pilot program to manage hundreds of thousands of lines of code for the mainframes.
“All of the architecture work is done,” Cooke said. “The money will allow that jump into the actual projects, not just the proof of concept.”
TMF has more than $35 million remaining budget for agencies, and board officials are preparing to begin third round of loans. In 2018, the board received 50 request worth over $500 million and funded seven agencies.