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USDA, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Projects Get Support Via Tech Modernization Fund

Jeff Brody

Federal projects at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have received $12M in total grants through the Technology Modernization Fund, Nextgov reported Monday.

USDA will get $8M in funds to digitize and advance cloud migration for its Speciality Crops Program, which facilitates the inspection and certification of fruits and vegetables.

EEOC will receive a $4M grant to establish a cloud-based charge and case management platform to help reduce operational costs and facilitate client services.

"It’s two projects that were operating on paper-based processes to serve citizens, one of them used triplicate copy forms—I don’t even know where to buy them anymore,” Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 winner, said Monday at an ACT-IAC conference in Philadelphia.

TMF was created in 2017 through the Modernizing Government Technology Act to support IT modernization efforts across the federal government. The latest batch of awards leaves TMF with approximately $24M in funds.

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