Jan 08 2019

Welcome to CapITal

FedTech’s new blog will guide federal IT workers through the business of transformation.

For the federal government, IT modernization is a challenging process. Some agencies still work with 40- and 50-year-old technology, new equipment costs money that’s not always in the budget, and talented workers are often more attracted to the faster-paced, better-paying private sector.

Even so, the government is still on the cusp of major, transformative change. Agencies work together to break down silos and share ideas about the best path to follow in order to fully bring their IT into the 21st century. Dedicated employees bring imagination and innovation to issues often unique to the federal government.

We recognize that passion, as well as the mission to serve. We know how modern IT can make government more efficient and better serve citizens. And we can help agencies along the way.

That’s the objective of our new CapITal blog — to assist in bridging the existing gaps between agencies and their goals. Change can be tricky to navigate, whether it’s upgrading a system that still runs on COBOL or convincing a reluctant employee the new equipment will make his or her job easier in the long term.

Major government IT trends will be our focus: data center optimization, new cybersecurity strategies, increased mobility, new contract vehicles, data protection, and finding and keeping skilled IT workers. 

MORE FROM FEDTECH: Discover why these are the federal IT trends to watch in 2019. 

Agencies Consider IT Modernization a Priority

The topics we’ll cover in this new blog are the outgrowth of major programs driving federal government modernization, including:

With $45 billion allocated for civilian agencies and a similar amount for military when it comes to IT spending, the federal government clearly considers technology a priority. As do we — and we hope that CapITal will help agencies better understand the challenges they face.

This article is part of FedTech's CapITal blog series. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #FedIT hashtag.

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