Nov. 14 , 2017
| PSC Welcomes House Passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act
Arlington, V.A (Nov. 14, 2017)
--The Professional Services Council (PSC) welcomed today’s House passage of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, as included in the National Defense Authorization Act. Enactment of the MGT Act will facilitate critical investments in the government’s information technology infrastructure to increase efficiency, limit vulnerabilities, and bolster security.
PSC has strongly advocated
for the MGT Act, and in September, offered recommendations
to the White House American Technology Council on how to leverage commercial best practices to modernize government technology. PSC appreciates the hard work of the House and Senate sponsors—Reps. Hurd and Connolly, and Sens. Moran and Udall—to secure its enactment.
"Given the scale and the urgency of replacing vulnerable and outdated federal IT systems, PSC welcomes passage of the MGT Act and the progress it will make toward vital IT modernization. This legislation will improve agencies’ access to innovation, bolster cybersecurity, and help government deliver better services at better value to all Americans,” said Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of PSC. “We appreciate the leadership and hard work of the bill’s Congressional sponsors in securing the MGT Act’s approval, and we look forward to working with the federal agencies on its swift implementation. Upon passage of the bill, we urge Congress to follow its action by including funding for the MGT Act to jump-start critical investments in the government’s technology infrastructure in fiscal year 2018.”
Director, Media Relations
About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more than 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks.
To learn more, visit www.pscouncil.org.