The General Services Administration has taken $20.7M from the government's Technology Modernization Fund for the development of a new cloud-based pay and personnel management system, Federal Times reported Tuesday. The funds will support the GSA NewPay project that was meant to be a 10-year, $2.5B contract the agency awarded to teams led by Carahsoft and Grant Thornton.Read More »
The General Services Administration has secured a budget from the Technology Modernization Fund to move its payroll system and human resource functions to a commercial cloud-enabled Software-as-a-Service product. The TMF Board said Monday that GSA’s system is “in serious need of modernization.” With the funding, the agency will migrate all of its 21,000 users to the NewPay payroll system, establish a new work schedule and leave the management system integrated into the new payroll platform.Read More »
Max Everett, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, has said the department will be moving email systems to the cloud with a $15M loan from the Technology Modernization Fund Board, Federal News Network reported Friday. In late 2018, DOE received an initial $4M from TMF to start the cloud migration and has moved nearly 6,000 email accounts to the platform. The department operates 64 email systems that support over 184,000 mailboxes.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill adding $25M to the Technology Modernization Fund intended to provide assistance to agencies with crucial information technology programs, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The legislation is the tenth spending bill seeking to reopen parts of the federal government following the longest shutdown in U.S. history.Read More »
The Technology Modernization Board has awarded $23.5M in second round of funds to help three federal agencies upgrade their information technology infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday. The General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture and Labor were the award recipients under the Technology Modernization Fund’s round two.
Max Everett, chief information officer of the Energy Department, has said that preparing a business case for a Technology Modernization Fund proposal has changed the way his agency approaches information technology programs. The DOE in June received $15M in funding from the TMF Board for an email cloud migration project. Part of the requirements of the project proposal was a business case analysis, MeriTalk reported Monday.Read More »
David Chow: Housing and Urban Development Dept Eyes Financial Transformation via CoE, Tech Modernization Fund
David Chow, chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Federal News Network in an interview published Friday that the Centers of Excellence program and the Technology Modernization Fund are part of HUD’s efforts to transform its financial profile. The report said HUD received $5M in September as the first installment of the $20M loan approved by the TMF board.Read More »
Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday about the factors he looks for in proposals for the next round of awards under the Technology Modernization Fund. “I’m always focused on if someone will spend money with an industry partner, I’m looking at what vehicle are they using, is it shovel ready, and I tend to be a little bit of stickler on payback,” he told the station’s Ask the CIO program.