“The need to modernize legacy systems is critical. These systems we built before the array of cyber threat vectors existed and legacy systems are not designed with those threats in mind. We must rebuild them to protect their vital mission and the sensitive data they process.”

Tom Ferrando, CEO

 

The Modernizing Government Agencies (MGT) Act is finally rolling out! Agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are now able to control their own destiny. They are transforming their legacy, mission-critical systems up to current standards, and meeting the end-user expectations and cyber security protections needed in today’s digital world. Agencies can immediately establish working capital funds to support their IT modernization and technology transformation programs; enhancing cyber security protections, migrating to the cloud, and adopting government-wide shared services.

Our thought leaders weigh in about our customer support and impacts of IT Modernization:

Tom Ferrando, CEO
“Our team is focused on technical excellence and first-rate customer service, enabling HHS mission performance and further enhancing ITIO’s Shared Service offerings.” ►Providing IT Support Services to HHS

 

 

David Boyle, VP Design and Technology Innovation
“Implementing innovative technology solutions, identifying inefficiencies, and reducing technical debt enhances quality, security, and maintainability while decreasing total cost of ownership. Salient CRGT has a passion for bringing innovation and supporting the modernization of systems to U.S. Postal Service for more than 20 years. With our support, USPS was one of the first agencies to implement the DHS CDM Dashboard feeds using the SailPoint Identity Governance and Administration tool. We also have been supporting USPS in upgrading its Package Platform with a new, modern micro-services architecture that integrates with existing processes and other legacy systems.” ►Strengthening Technology Modernization at USPS

 

Ted Schmitt, SVP, Health Services Group
“IT Modernization directly impacts the safety and quality of the food we eat. Salient CRGT helps FDA translate multiple federal policies and mandates into real-world, meaningful oversight of food imports. We developed agile web applications that facilitated recognition of the first accreditation body under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program. This program generates new certification bodies who can quickly conduct food safety audits and issue safety certifications for foreign food facilities.” ►Supporting FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

 

Andrew Cohen, Director Business Development Health
“Despite the prevalence of “tech evangelism”—which promotes the love of toys and trends to modernize legacy systems—federal contractors (and our customers) are beginning to realize that a phased, incremental approach to modernization can readily yield cost savings and performance improvements. When combined with critical thinking, a realistic operations and maintenance strategy and a library of best practices provide the perfect springboard for identifying those elements that lend themselves to direct improvement while managing costs and reducing risk. Equally important are the lessons learned along the way, which can make a big difference to customer satisfaction and perceptions of our value as contractors.”

 

John Edgar, Chief IT Strategist
“Federal agencies need to increase their speed of modernization, but are generally limited by legacy technologies and constrained budgets. Adoption of modern technologies that can isolate and circumvent the limitations of legacy environments and allow focus on delivering new functionality is a proven method of providing better customer experience, while also increasing security and efficiency.” ►MGT is Here – Let Modernization Begin

 

 

Neal Smith, VP Digital Services
“If your organization is undergoing a technical modernization or digital transformation how your people respond to change is an often-hidden factor in the success or failure of the project. This is not a technical problem, but a problem that has huge impacts on technical approaches, project planning, and budgets.” ►Discussing Digital Transformation in Government

 

Relevant News

WashingtonExec, MGT is Here – Let Modernization Begin
FedHealthIT, Two Former Federal Players Bring Insight to Industry
WashingtonExec, Creating Agency Buy-In for IT Transformation
MuleSoft Summit, Digital Transformation in Government at MuleSoft Summit
ClearanceJobs.com, IT Opportunities in Government Agencies
Tableau Webinar, Information Governance: Building Your Strategy and Roadmap