On Aug. 30, the American Technology Council (ATC) issued for public comment its draft 36-point plan for federal IT modernization.
The draft, “Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization,” sets forth a blueprint for IT modernization focusing on three broad implementation areas:
(1) Network modernization and consolidation;
(2) Shared services to enable future network architectures;
(3) Resourcing federal network IT modernization.
Layered cybersecurity capabilities, use of commercial cloud services, shared security services, and applications are among the key features to be addressed as part of the overall modernization strategy. Comments on the draft were due Sept. 20.