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GSA, USDA, Labor Dept Awarded Second Round of Tech Modernization Funds

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The Technology Modernization Board has awarded $23.5M in second round of funds to help three federal agencies upgrade their information technology infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday.

The General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture and Labor were the award recipients under the Technology Modernization Fund’s round two.

“Awards today will drive specific citizen and agency benefits, but also create roadmaps and learnings that will be leveraged across other agencies with similar challenges,” said Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and chairwoman of the TMF board.

GSA will receive $15M in funds to modernize its applications and expand the use of open-source technology platforms.

USDA will use its $5M to advance infrastructure optimization and migrate applications to the cloud, while DOL will spend its $3.5M to modernize its labor certification system for U.S. employers seeking to foreign workers through work visas.

The Office of Management and Budget announced the first set of TMF awards in June.
 

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