President Signs Bipartisan Legislation
FALLS CHURCH, VA – President Trump today signed into law the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT), which was included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation includes language authorizing the investment in modernization of technology across the federal government. CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior released the following statement:
“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.
“This important milestone would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of Congressman Will Hurd, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and Congressman Gerry Connolly, who introduced and shepherded this legislation in the House, and Senators Jerry Moran and Tom Udall, who guided this legislation through the Senate. We would also like to thank Chairmen John McCain and Mac Thornberry, as well as Ranking Members Jack Reed and Adam Smith, for including the MGT Act in the final NDAA.”
The Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) was introduced by Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) in April. The Senate version was introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.). The legislation comes as dozens of government IT systems remain outdated, expensive to operate, and prone to cybersecurity threats.
The MGT Act creates a $500 million central modernization fund over two years. This fund will be used by agencies across the federal government to borrow against it 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.
On April 28, 2017, CSRA sent letters to leaders in the House and leaders in the Senate in support of this legislation. The MGT Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May and passed the U.S. Senate in September as part of the FY 18 NDAA.
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