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Trade Groups Urge Lawmakers to Sustain Support for Federal IT Modernization

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Nine industry groups have called on House and Senate lawmakers to maintain support for federal information technology transformation by exceeding or meeting the $300 million that the Biden administration requested for the Technology Modernization Fund in its fiscal year 2023 budget proposal.

The associations asked the legislators through an April 29 letter that “appropriations be structured to help ensure agencies can make progress on IT modernization needs through additional flexibility.”

They highlighted the need for funding to meet the federal government’s cybersecurity goals and requirements in support of the cybersecurity executive order that directs agencies to adopt zero trust.

Additional funding should be made available for agencies that are just getting started on their zero trust journeys because these cybersecurity efforts are essential to maintaining a strong federal network defense posture for years to come,” the letter reads.

The letter was signed by Alliance for Digital Innovation, Professional Services Council, The Center for Procurement Advocacy, CompTIA, Information Technology Industry Council, National Defense Industrial Association, Security Industry Association, TechNet and the Software & Information Industry Association.

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