Federal IT modernization
Reimagining core systems
The time is now. As digital, cyber, cloud, and other disrupters drive change across business sectors and government, the need for modernization has never been more clear. IT modernization provides agencies opportunities to drive technology-enabled outcomes across the enterprise.
- Why shift to IT modernization
- Technology Trends 2017
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- Operationalizing federal IT
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Why shift to IT modernization
For most agencies, core systems have delivered reliable and consistent results for decades. In many cases, however, they have become difficult and costly to maintain. Federal budgets have not kept pace with increasing maintenance costs, limiting investments in new capabilities. What’s more, security vulnerabilities continue to increase risk of exposure. Additionally, as mainframe developers decrease in number, the critical knowledge required to maintain these systems disappears.
Modernization can seem overwhelming, bringing with it significant costs, level of effort, and risk of failure. For some organizations, just the switch from a “green screen” to a modern web user interface (UI) can seem daunting and make cloud, analytics, digital, and other modern capabilities seem unachievable. Federal IT leaders may think they have only two options: 1) maintain the status quo or 2) conduct an expensive and risky “rip and replace”. Fortunately, there is another way.
Technology Trends 2017: The kinetic enterprise
Macro forces—such as digital, analytics, cloud, core modernization, and the changing role of IT—are at the heart of the technology trends that are fueling innovation and growth in both the private and public sectors. From dark analytics to blockchain to machine intelligence and beyond, the time to start exploring this fast-paced world—and harnessing the value it promises—is now. In this rapidly changing, kinetic environment, effective organizations are embracing changes in technology to reinvent and revitalize themselves.
Digital transformation: Bridging the new digital divide
Scores of private sector businesses across industries have transformed into digital organizations, leveraging digital capabilities to improve time-to-market and customer experience and engagement, while enabling real-time insight into data. While there has been scattered digital success among public sector organizations, public sector agencies overwhelmingly struggle to mature their digital offerings. Agencies that do not follow this digital journey are expected to experience tremendous headwinds that will become exacerbated over time as the expectations of citizens, employees, and other stakeholders will grow as their digital experiences grow. As a result, Deloitte has set out to first understand and then to share the results from federal agencies that have already demonstrated success with digital transformation initiatives, in order to inform federal agencies that are considering digital transformations.
Operationalizing federal IT modernization
With agencies operationalizing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) $3B IT Modernization Fund showing strong promise as it moves into the legislative process, 2016 is shaping up to be a year when federal IT modernization moves beyond abstract discussions and into practical implementation.
Beth McGrath, a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and former Department of Defense (DoD) deputy chief management officer, and Chris O’Connell, vice president of Appian’s federal division, share their thoughts.
10 IT modernization tips: Federal CIOs share their best practices
With the latest Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) deadline on April 30, 2016, federal agencies are closely examining their IT budgets, acquisition processes, and organizational workflows.
Deloitte and Appian asked several federal CIOs from across government for their best IT modernization tips, lessons learned, and perspective to help their peers continue to tackle transformation.
Check out the 10 IT modernization tips.
In the news
Taking the federal digital leap: Inevitable, imperative, and doable
Nextgov | November 03, 2016
Targeting data pain points with process robotics
GCN | October 05, 2016
How federal agencies can take an advantage of a new kind of network
Fed Tech Magazine | August 11, 2016
Rep. Hurd answers OMB's IT challenge, proposes alternative strategy
Federal News Radio | July 18, 2016
Lawmakers to introduce alternative to White House’s $3.1 Billion IT modernization fund
NextGov | July 14, 2016
IT modernization tips from, for federal CIOs
The Wall Street Journal | July 08, 2016
Federal IT modernization efforts gain traction
The Wall Street Journal | July 07, 2016
How the private sector is helping government IT modernization
GovLoop | June 14, 2016
How IoT and augmented reality will disrupt Federal Tech
NextGov | May 04, 2016
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