The Biden administration’s budget includes $300 million for the interagency Technology Modernization Fund to provide up-front funding for upgrading cybersecurity and other IT plus nearly $116 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support modernization and adoption of digital services, increasing the federal government’s investment in digital shared services, according to the GSA.
The proposal also would “allow the Presidential Innovation Fellows to serve agencies quicker and with more flexibility and, alongside the U.S. Digital Corps, further strengthen the government’s technology workforce. FedRAMP will grow in agency and cloud service provider participation and further build automation initiatives, streamlining the assessment and authorization process. In addition, USAGov will serve as the “front door” to government with streamlined delivery of services related to the public’s needs in a single place,” it said.
Also included, it said, are
* $10.9 billion for the Federal Buildings Fund “to reduce the growing backlog of critical repairs and renovations, enhance federal facilities’ climate posture and resiliency, and reduce long term costs. In addition to making long-overdue repairs in safety and sustainability, the budget will allow the Public Buildings Service to continue reducing the federal government’s reliance on costly leased space.”
* $300 million for GSA and $457 million for other agencies “to help facilitate the administration’s goal to adopt electric vehicles by building charging infrastructure, purchasing electric vehicles, and consolidating existing conventionally-fueled vehicles into the GSA fleet. The budget also includes $70 million for the Office of Governmentwide Policy, including support for the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, to advance efficient energy usage, building innovation, reduce operating costs, and enhance human health while minimizing environmental impacts.”