House Supplemental Funding Bill to Allot $3B for Tech Modernization Fund

The House has introduced a bill that would authorize $3 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund to help agencies support information technology updates in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

A Democratic aide to the House Appropriations Committee told the publication the funds “would be used for technology-related modernization projects designed to cut costs and drive efficiencies across the Federal government, which is particularly relevant as more federal workers are working remotely because of the pandemic.”

The measure would allow agencies to seek funds for IT updates and use the money by the end of September 2022. The proposal is part of the House supplemental budget request that would direct $2.5 trillion in funds to support emergency response initiatives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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