Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) asked 10 federal agencies in June about their efforts to modernize their legacy information technology systems and seven of those agencies responded, Nextgov reported Friday.
The Department of Defense (DoD), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) said they developed updated IT platforms. DoD, for instance, said its IT upgrade will generate $19.4M in sustainment cost savings.
The departments of Transportation (DoT) and Education (DoE) said upgrades to platforms Hassan cited are still pending.
When asked about how Congress can help advance IT modernization, the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Education said they want lawmakers to provide appropriations language to enable them to establish working capital funds.
The departments of Treasury, Interior (DOI) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have yet to submit their responses to Hassan’s inquiries.