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Adobe’s John Landwehr: MGT Act, FedRAMP’s Integration With Acquisition Process Key to Digital Govt

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John Landwehr, vice president and public sector chief technology officer at Adobe, has said he believes the new administration should adopt five strategies to help establish a digital government and one of those is to prioritize the passage and enforcement of the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

Landwehr wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Monday the MGT Act seeks to support the modernization of legacy information technology systems through the creation of two working capital funds.

He also called on government agencies to implement electronic signature platforms and other digital technologies to help streamline processes and change the way agencies deliver services to citizens.

Landwehr said the U.S. government should work to incorporate the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program into the acquisition process in order to facilitate the adoption of cloud platforms by agencies.

The new administration should accelerate the fiscal 2017 budget request for the fourth phase of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation program in order to provide data-centric security platforms and capabilities to all federal civilian agencies, he noted.

“Agencies should consider the total cost of ownership and commercially proven technology as the first choice when making procurement decisions,” Landwehr added.

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