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Statement from Telos CEO John B. Wood on Modernizing Government Technology Act

ASHBURN, Va.–()–Telos® Corporation CEO and chairman John B. Wood issued the
following statement after House passage of the Modernizing Government
Technology (MGT) Act as part of the FY 2018 National Defense
Authorization Act (NDAA).

“Today’s final House approval of the Modernizing Government Technology
(MGT) Act is a significant step forward for the transformation of
federal information technology. For too long, legacy IT systems have
burdened agencies and the taxpayer because they are costly to maintain,
inefficient and, most importantly, difficult to secure. This legislation
shows that it will no longer be acceptable for the federal government to
devote 75 to 80 percent of annual IT spending simply to maintain these
outdated and increasingly vulnerable systems.

Thanks to the MGT Act and its creation of a government-wide Technology
Modernization Fund and individual agency capital working funds, federal
departments and agencies will now have critical access to funding to
make real progress in replacing obsolete technology with commercial
cloud platforms and other, more secure, innovative technologies. Once
implemented, agencies will realize the potential to enable new and
enhanced capabilities to fulfill their missions with improved security.

The Act’s annual authorization of $250 million for FY 2018 and 2019
won’t solve our federal IT problems overnight. However, it will,
especially when combined with the agency level capital working funds,
give every agency the opportunity to take full advantage of new
technologies and overcome any remaining internal resistance to cloud and
innovation. With the continued support of the White House and both sides
of the political aisle, the MGT Act will serve as a strong foundation
for the…

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