House Releases Bill Increasing $150M Tech Modernization Fund Amid Shutdown

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The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill adding $25M to the Technology Modernization Fund intended to provide assistance to agencies with crucial information technology programs, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

The legislation is the tenth spending bill seeking to reopen parts of the federal government following the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The fund received $150M in fiscal 2018 and would reach $175M if the bill is passed. The House initially proposed adding $100M to the program, bringing its topline budget to $250M. The Senate’s version of the bill capped the fund to $150M.

The original $150M funding has already supported six projects, leaving $31.5M yet to be awarded.

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