The extraordinary events of the last few years have highlighted the need for a modern technology environment. It is imperative to go beyond legacy IT and towards agile and fast technology to keep up with rapidly changing business landscapes. For instance, new revenue prospects and remote work is essential. Therefore, modernization is vital for CIOs to deliver higher quality software faster, operate IT with more control and insight, embed more security, and meet business needs faster. This article by Jason Miller shares details on the new legislative bill for Federal legacy IT systems.
Bill for Legacy IT Systems
When it comes to maintaining legacy IT systems and applications, companies have high expectations. Whether legacy systems are now in-house or outsourced to third-party service providers, executives confront practical and strategic problems as they assess the future of their old IT systems.
Government agencies would finally be responsible for addressing the ever-increasing need to update old technological systems. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) are working to alter that after years of investigations from the Government Accountability Office indicated that agencies didn’t know how many or how old their systems were.
The Legacy IT Reduction Act of 2022, proposed by Hassan, the chairperson of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee, and Cornyn, tries to bring some transparency to this situation.
This bipartisan bill with Sen. Cornyn guarantees that the federal government is not squandering taxpayer cash or putting itself in danger of a cyberattack because it hasn’t upgraded its technological systems. “Imagine the federal government trying to serve Americans with such technology,” said Hassan. “This bipartisan law would guarantee that agencies act to modernize vital technology and provide better service to the public.”
The measure mandates that agencies:
Make a list of all legacy IT systemsPrepare modernization strategies for updating or retiring legacy IT systems
To read the original article, click on https://federalnewsnetwork.com/congress/2022/03/new-bill-would-mandate-legacy-it-inventories-modernization-plans/
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