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MeriTalk: Federal CIO Sees TMF Payoffs, Spars With Hice Over Cyber Data

Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana told House lawmakers today that she envisions promising payoffs over the next year from Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) investments spurred by Congress’s $1 billion cash infusion into the fund last year.

At a House Government Operations Subcommittee hearing that covered a wide range of Federal IT issues, Martorana also sparred with Ranking Member Jody Hice, R-Ga., over the status of agency-level cybersecurity data that was a subject of contention at the subcommittee’s FITARA Scorecard hearing in July…

“Why should we believe that the TMF has become nothing more than a slush fund,” he [Rep. Hice] asked.

Martorana responded that the fund has always required agencies to repay awards, and said that a relaxation of that requirement to make full repayment reflects the emergency nature of the American Rescue Plan Act that gave the TMF $1 billion of new money last year… Read the full article here.

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