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White House Floats Vision For It Modernization


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The White House has released a plan to modernize federal information technology by accelerating cloud adoption, consolidating networks, and prioritizing key applications for needed upgrades.

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The White House released a plan to modernize federal IT by accelerating cloud adoption, consolidating networks and prioritizing key applications for needed upgrades.

The report, issued on Aug. 30 by Chris Liddell, director of the White House's American Technology Council, and Jack Wilmer, senior policy advisor with the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, sets two high-level goals -- a vision for the future of federal IT maximizing secure use of the best commercial technology available, and a plan to jumpstart the government's transition to that vision.

Unlike many White House policy reports, the document is heavy on deliverables in the next two-12 months from agencies tasked with oversight of some key areas for IT modernization across government.

"It is a big bite, but needed," former Federal CIO Tony Scott told FCW in an email.

 

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