Social Security seeks $300M for agile IT overhaul

Social Security AdministrationFedScoop reports that the Social Security Administration is planning a major modernization of its IT infrastructure, but is experiencing push-back from lawmakers hesitant to provide funding.

The department plans to completely revamp its old, inefficient system using agile practices and and cloud hosting, a need that was discussed at a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.

“Without an additional investment from Congress, dedicated to building a modern, agile and cost-efficient IT infrastructure, SSA’s systems will become even more slow, expensive to maintain and at risk of catastrophic failure,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra, the subcommittee’s senior Democrat from California.

Read the full article: Social Security planning $300M IT overhaul | FedScoop

More: After 25 years of talk, SSA says it has the right plan to modernize its IT | Federal News Radio

2017-04-23T23:02:36+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, Social Security Administration|Tags: |

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