GAO’s top 10 legacy IT systems again confirms the slow progress of modernization

Federal News Network: The Government Accountability Office’s third report on legacy technology didn’t just highlight the lack of progress on 10 of the most critical systems across government since 2016. The report displays Congress’ continued failure to recognize the urgency that agencies need funding and leadership to deal with these and billions of dollars in technical debt.

“There is an unmet need for Congress to get this, particularly the authorizers and the appropriators,” said Tony Scott, the former federal CIO during the Obama administration. “They do not have a full appreciation of the size and the nature of the problem. They really need to make this a priority.”

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