IT Modernization

Tech Modernization Fund Launches Fresh $100 Million for CX Projects

The TMF is accepting proposals from federal agencies looking to modernize digital services with a human-centric design.

Draft 2023 Spending Plan Includes $100M for Tech Modernization Fund

If approved, the appropriation would bring the fund’s total to $1.275 billion.

GDIT Snags $120 Million Contract to Modernize Student Aid Processing System

The Federal Student Aid Processing System supports more than 10 million students.

TMF Looks to Measure More Than Just Cost Savings

The board of the Technology Modernization Fund is looking to support projects that impact the public through improved customer experience, Executive Director Raylene Yung said Thursday.

Biden Administration Releases New IT Modernization Plan

The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to prioritize cybersecurity and data decision-making via federal funding.

Senators Call on Biden to Prioritize Procuring Tech, Staff for Large Scale Declassification

Officials at the National Archives say agencies could be using artificial intelligence to more efficiently process a tremendous backlog of appeals.

Interior Issues Draft Cloud RFP Valued at up to $1B

The Interior Department’s next cloud contract appears to be a big one.

Secretary of State Makes Case for Tech-Centered Strategy to Counter China

The secretary delivered a speech outlining the administration’s policy toward Beijing as Congress tries to reconcile legislation that would provide at least $50 billion to increase domestic production of semiconductors.

Senate Homeland Clears Bill to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Federal Contracting

A hearing the committee held leading up to the bill’s markup focused on a shortage of procurement officials in the federal workforce, which an industry witness said could be addressed if it weren’t for inflexible ethics rules.

$13.5M in New TMF Awards to NARA, USDA

An award to the National Archives appears designed to reduce a pandemic-era backlog in veterans records processing.

Senior GOP Senator Asked Watchdog to Report After ‘Whistleblower’ Action at IRS

The request of the watchdog agency followed the release of confidential information leading to a detailed news report of how the mega rich avoid paying taxes.

Nuclear Agency Needs to Improve Evaluation of Research Portfolio

The National Nuclear Security Administration is otherwise following leading practices for managing federal research and development funding.

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

Energy Seeks Input on Power Grid Modernization, Expansion

The Energy Department continues taking action on investments through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.