According to GSA, the administration’s budget proposal contains investments to support the government’s management of IT and improve cybersecurity including:
* $150 million to support the Technology Modernization Fund, to continue to provide a central mechanism for retiring and replacing antiquated legacy IT systems that are not cost-effective or pose security risks;
* $25.9 million in investments to support governmentwide management of IT reporting, including management of the Federal IT Dashboard, and to establish a new project management office for the governmentwide implementation of Technology Business Management principles; and
* $58.4 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support programs and activities that enhance cybersecurity and citizens’ ability to securely interact with federal agencies.
In addition, investments to promote efficiency include:
* $7.1 million to support the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, which leads ongoing governmentwide efforts to modernize the federal permitting and review process for major infrastructure initiatives;
* $39.9 million to improve the efficiency of government operations and promote the adoption of governmentwide shared services; and
* $26.9 million for GSA’s real and personal property disposal offices, which help deliver excess federal property to their highest and best use outside of the federal government.