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Rep. Will Hurd: Technology Modernization Fund Board Will Receive Appropriations in 2019

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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, has said the Technology Modernization Fund Board will possibly receive the appropriations set aside by House lawmakers for fiscal year 2019 modernization projects, FedScoop reported Tuesday.


House and Senate lawmakers initially presented opposing decisions on funds under the Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, with the lower chamber voting to obligate $150M to the TMF board and the upper chamber warning to cancel the fund.

In August, several senators disapproved funding the TMF board due to the lack of information from agencies about their projects, but Hurd disclosed that the issue has been resolved.

He added that he is now focusing on how Chief Financial Officers Act agencies will allot information technology modernization working capital funds and set those aside in fiscal 2019 as they will allow for long-term modernization efforts.

The Modernizing Government Technology Act, which President Donald Trump signed into law in 2017, directs organizations to transfer unused IT program funds to future modernization projects.