Technical Debt: New MGT Act Seeks to Mitigate Technical Debt and Empower CIO Innovation


One hundred million dollars has been set aside to support federal IT modernization indicatives, which includes a remediation plan to reduce future technical debt and mitigating the existing. Today’s CIOs are challenged to overcome legacy apps by modernization projects, which traditionally has left little funds available for innovation. With the new MGT act that’s been passed, the funding will enable spending for innovation, as explained by Adam Clater, chief architect of NA Public Sector at Red Hat.

“As CIOs enter this new phase of IT modernization, they must be careful not to fall into the same technical debt trap that led to the current risk situation that is trying to be solved by FITARA, MGT and the IT Modernization Report.”

Understanding and accepting that technical debt exists in the organization is key in order mitigate it. The consequences of technical debt are felt, large or small, by all of today’s IT organizations. While existing legacy code is being modernized and technical debt maintained, there’s ways that IT departments can ensure that new on-boarded code is less at risk of accumulating new technical debt. Read the full article on Next Gov here.

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Jodi Rosenblum
Jodi Rosenblum Marketing Manager
Jodi is the marketing manager for CAST's public sector practice. Passionate about helping federal, state and local government organizations realize the full potential of Software Intelligence, Jodi is an expert on issues like technical debt and risk management.
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