On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, which was included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation authorizes the investment in modernization of technology across the federal government.
The MGT Act creates a $500 million central modernization fund over two years for federal agencies to borrow against for the purpose of updating aging, unsecure systems. The law also creates working IT capital funds where agencies can place savings from other modernization projects and use for future needs.
“The Modernizing Government Technology Act is an important step in the journey to a next-gen federal government. The MGT gives agencies more resources to modernize, helping to enable moving to the cloud, implementing shared services, and improving their cyber defenses,” said CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior.
Federal agencies are seeking new ways to drive technology and innovation to provide solutions for the important missions of government and improve citizen services. The MGT Act is a shining example of forward-looking leadership from Congress to help move the government into the 21st century and a crucial step forward in creating our shared future of innovation.
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