Tag Archives: Technology Modernization Fund

Clare Martorana: Federal Government Advances 3 Ways to Improve Citizen Service Delivery

Clare Martorana

Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana said the U.S. federal government is pursuing three approaches to improve the way it delivers services to citizens and one of those is operating as an enterprise to facilitate service delivery. Martorana said she is advancing the first approach by encouraging agency CIOs to understand the needs of citizens, team up with technologists and organize around services and users to enhance the delivery of services to customers.

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House Panel OKs Amendment to Add $3B for Federal IT Modernization; Rep. Gerry Connolly Quoted

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The House Oversight and Reform Committee (HORC) has included in its markup of fiscal year 2022 budget reconciliation package an amendment that would allocate $3 billion in funds for federal information technology modernization efforts. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, proposed the amendment that would set aside $2 billion for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Citizen Services Fund and $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund.

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Eric Hysen: DHS Seeks TMF Funding for Four IT Modernization Projects

Eric Hysen

The board overseeing the $1 billion Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) has started assessing just under 100 proposals from agencies, including four proposals from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Hysen said the department’s goal is to focus on systems that will help facilitate the delivery of services to citizens and he expects DHS to continue to file TMF applications in the coming months.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana: Government to Prioritize Cybersecurity in TMF Funding Boost

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, the new federal chief information officer, said the government is looking to update its digital services and cybersecurity through allocations of a $1 billion fund. These digital transformation efforts would use the Technology Modernization Fund's boost mandated by the American Rescue Plan Act. Agencies interested in using the funds may submit proposals through June 2nd.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana on Governmentwide IT Modernization Plan

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said her office and the Federal CIO Council have kicked off work on a new strategy for governmentwide information technology modernization. Clare Martorana said she expects the new IT modernization plan to come with a holistic approach to IT delivery across the federal government.

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GSA, OMB Announce Updated Model for Technology Modernization Fund Disbursement; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have announced the launch of a flexible model for funding federal information technology transformation initiatives using the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF Board will prioritize agency proposals that focus on high-priority systems modernization, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services and cross-government services and infrastructure and will provide agencies flexibility in paying back awarded funds.

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GSA to Help Agencies Use Over $1B of New Funds From American Rescue Plan Act; GovCon Events Keynote Dave Zvenyach Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to help agencies handle procurements that use the newly allotted $1 billion in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). GSA will provide expertise to agencies that plan to use funds mandated by the American Rescue Plan Act. Representatives from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Digital Service and GSA meet weekly to discuss how the funds would be used.

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Labor Department Secures TMF Investment for Data System Modernization; Maria Roat Quoted

Maria Roat

The Department of Labor (DOL) has received $9.6 million in funding from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) program to help update the department’s data management platform. The General Services Administration (GSA) said Friday it will use the TMF funding to improve the accessibility and availability of department data for other agencies as well as developers, researchers and the press.

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Report: Senate’s Draft Coronavirus Relief Bill Seeks to Appropriate $1B for Tech Modernization Fund

Capitol Hill

A draft Senate bill seeks to authorize $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) within the General Services Administration (GSA). The Senate is expected to finalize the measure in the coming days. A proposal that seeks to earmark $9 billion for TMF failed to make it to the House-passed measure. 

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