According to Meritalk, last Friday, Federal CIO Clare Martorana published the Biden Administration’s Federal IT Operating Plan which ties together the efforts of four major Federal technology programs into the goals of the Administration to improve citizen service, cybersecurity, and other goals. According to the plan, the Biden administration is leading “a unified IT Operating Plan that centers on the American people and gives them a Government that understands who they are, what they need, and how best to deliver services to them efficiently, effectively, and equitably, with accessibility and respect.”

The IT Operating Plan responds to a request from Congress in FY 2022 funding legislation to provide a plan to maximize the impact of four major Federal IT efforts. These efforts include:

  • The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) administered by the General Services Administration (GSA)
  • The Information Technology Oversight and Reform account (ITOR) controlled by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • The Federal Citizen Services Fund (FCSF) operated by GSA
  • The United States Digital Service (USDS) housed in the White House that hires technologists for term-limited tours of civil service

Key priorities include:

  • Data as a strategic asset
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT modernization
  • Digital-first customer experience 

“We recognize the significant investment that Congress has made in securing and modernizing Federal IT and have assembled this plan to explain how we ensure the wise investment of each dollar Congress has entrusted to us towards its highest use – creating the most impact for the American people,” said Martorana. “We are at a unique moment in time to drive digital transformation across the Federal enterprise,” she said. “We can deploy technology that is secure by design, reduces costs for agencies, eliminates administrative burden for both customers and the Federal workforce, delivers Government services that meet modern expectations for the American people, and inspires the next generation to serve our great country.”

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