The Department of Housing and Urban Development expects to complete 20 percent of its modernization by end of 2019 as the agency has secured another $5 million from the Technology Modernization Fund to support the project, Federal News Network reported Monday.Â
The additional funding is the second grant from the agencyâs $20 million loan to support upgrades to the agencyâs seven mainframe systems. Kevin Cooke, deputy chief information officer of HUD, said the agency developed a pilot program to manageÂ hundreds of thousands of lines of code for the mainframes.
âAll of the architecture work is done,â Cooke said. âThe money will allow that jump into the actual projects, not just the proof of concept.âÂ
TMF has more than $35 million remaining budget for agencies, and board officials are preparing to beginÂ third round of loans.Â In 2018, the board received 50 request worth over $500 million and funded seven agencies.Â