David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has said federal agencies should update legacyÂ systems whether or not CongressÂ takes legislative action on the matter, Nextgov reported Friday.
Frank Konkel writes Shive, who also serves as acting commissioner at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, describedÂ the White House’s proposed bill to create a $3.1 billion governmentwideÂ Information Technology Modernization FundÂ as “sound and solid.”
“But if ITMF if not passed, it does not negate the need to modernize IT in government,” Shive told a GSA-hosted industry event Thursday, according to the report.
“All the smart people who exist in government and our industry partners alongside us will have to think of creative ways to make modernization happen.”
The report said aÂ group of lawmakers introduced a competingÂ billÂ that would requireÂ agencies to set upÂ their own IT working capital funds.