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House passes IT modernization bill that could lead to cyber acquisition standards

By Joshua Higgins / May 18, 2017

The House has passed a federal IT modernization bill creating a “technology modernization fund” for upgrading IT systems and a “tech modernization board” that could play a role in setting cybersecurity standards for government acquisitions.

The Modernizing Government Technology “MGT” Act, developed through a bipartisan effort led by House Oversight IT subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) and ranking member Robin Kelly (D-IL), passed the House by voice vote Wednesday.

“The MGT Act will enhance cybersecurity, increase government accountability and help...

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