The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently set the stage for IT modernization across the Federal Government with the Modernizing Government Technology Act, now allowing agencies to apply for funds needed to update their outdated systems. Moreover, the 2018 President’s Management Agenda identifies the number one cross-agency priority goal as IT modernization.
In recent years, at least two-thirds of the federal IT budget is funneled to operations and maintenance (O&M) of outdated IT systems—some that are older than the employees tasked with their upkeep. Compounding the problem are reduced discretionary budgets, growing cyber threats, petabytes of data scattered across IT silos, workforce drain, and mounting technical debt of legacy systems. Yet, when undergoing a digital transformation to tackle these challenges, agencies often concentrate more on the technology, and not enough on the transformation, evidence that lagging organizational culture hinders IT modernization progress in the federal government.
Booz Allen has a proven track record of collaborating with our clients to navigate these challenges. Based on our IT modernization experiences, we’re sharing insights and lessons learned. We can help you jumpstart and reimagine IT transformation, focusing on everything from business and IT strategy to practical implementation of mission-critical technology solutions.