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Ryan Cote: DOT Aims For IT Modernization in Three Years

Jeff Brody

Ryan Cote, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said that the department has a three-year plan to modernize its IT processes, Federal News Network reported Friday.

According to Cote, “safety, infrastructure and technology innovation” are the three key factors in the undertaking. In the end, the plan aims to have the office of the CIO handle the department’s projects, instead of those responsibilities being divided between several different officers.

Starting with the most important ones, systems will undergo a cybersecurity evaluation, and those found lacking will be replaced. In addition, the currently 60 government grant platforms will be consolidated into a single platform.

“There are 100 more things like that, that we need to do,” said Cote.

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