JUN 29, 2020 | US
Trade Groups Renew Bid for IT Funding in Stimulus
Federal Computer Week, June 29, 2020
By Mark Rockwell
In a June 29 letter to Senate leaders, the Alliance for Digital Innovation, BSA | The Software Alliance, Coalition for Procurement Advocacy, CompTIA, Cybersecurity Coalition, Information Technology Industry Council, and the Internet Association urged senators not to forget money to help with federal IT modernization efforts that could help the government better deal with the outbreak when considering future COVID-19 relief.
The groups asked that the Senate consider putting a higher priority on IT and cybersecurity funding in any upcoming legislative package, including putting more money into the Technology Modernization Fund, a revolving pot of multi-year funding authorized for moving legacy systems to the cloud and managed services.
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