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Are You Ready for the MGT Act?

Mar 9, 2018 8:11:00 AM | Infrastructure Optimization

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Is your agency spearheading IT initiatives with a limited budget and aging infrastructure dating back 10, 20 or even 50+ years?

Unfortunately, this is a commonplace challenge for many federal agencies. Not only do these aging legacy systems create a drag on agency productivity and efficiency, but they lack the sophisticated security tools to combat increasingly fierce cyberattacks. But help is on the way now that the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act passed the U.S. Senate in September and was signed into law late last year

The MGT Act will jumpstart desperately needed IT modernization in federal agencies. At Jeskell, we’ve watched the progress of this transformative IT reform legislation closely, since it will benefit our federal clients in a big way.

For one, the MGT Act establishes a two-year, $500 million fund for agencies across the federal government to convert legacy systems to managed services. Two, it allows the CFO Act agencies to reallocate savings from existing modernization efforts to other projects, rather than having to return those savings to the Treasury Department.

Across the federal government, the MGT Act will dramatically increase efficiency and strengthen cybersecurity while saving billions of dollars. This important legislation presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate your agency’s investments in cloud, cybersecurity solutions and other vitally strategic technologies.

If you haven't already, now is the time to determine how to make this legislation work for your agency's IT transformation projects. Our expert IT teams at Jeskell look forward to working with you to ensure these funds deliver maximum value to your agency while speeding your modernization journey.

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Tony Celeste

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