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GSA to agencies: Tap MGT for emerging tech

To bolster the number of agencies testing blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation applications, the General Services Administration’s Emerging Citizen Technology Office is encouraging agencies to use the Technology Modernization Fund to help get emerging tech projects off the ground.

At a June 8 event jointly hosted by the TMF Program Office and GSA's Emerging Citizen Technology Office, agencies can get hands-on assistance in crafting TMF applications to tap into the initial $100 million in modernization funds available for the 2018 fiscal year.  The workshop will also have two breakout sessions that answer agency questions.

As part of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, a seven-member TMF board was created in March to provide oversight over $100 million in funding designed to help agencies modernize their IT infrastructures.

For more information on the workshop is available here.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for GCN, covering cloud, cybersecurity and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Before joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, where she covered state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantasy sports. She has also written for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecom and cloud computing. Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

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