REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF MODERNIZING GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the House passed the Modernizing Government Technology Act, legislation Mr. Lieu cosponsored that the Obama White House previously outlined as one component of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan.
“I am pleased to join my colleagues in passing the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT), which establishes a working capital fund to make badly needed upgrades to the federal government’s IT systems. This innovative and self-sustaining investment fund is critical to improving the efficiency of our government and the security of our nation. Ultimately, it will allow experts to focus on high-risk systems while developing longer-term plans to help agencies meet future demands. MGT’s passage shows that Congress is getting serious about transitioning to innovative platforms and investing in cybersecurity. I look forward to seeing major improvements in our infrastructure as a result of this bipartisan legislation.”