Red Hat's Adam Clater: MGT Act to Help Drive Federal IT Modernization Initiatives

Adam Clater

Adam Clater, chief architect of Red Hat's North American public sector business, said the Trump administration’s move to enact the Modernizing Government Technology Act will help empower agency chief information officers to invest in information technology modernization programs.

He wrote in an opinion piece posted Friday on Nextgov that MGT Act provides funds for federal agencies to update IT systems, automate processes and adopt shared services.

The Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization and the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy indicate that a shared service can help reduce waste and duplication, according to Clater.

He noted, however, that some agencies continue to use legacy and disparate systems that can affect information exchange and present systems integration challenges for agency CIOs.

Clater said agencies should adopt “as-a-service” platforms that are built upon open standards and designed to integrate with multiple infrastructures and services.

“Open source has the potential to perform as the triple threat of commoditization, automation and innovation that can fuel the innovation and savings cycle while federal CIOs celebrate their newfound empowerment.”

You may also be interested in...

S-Docs

S-Docs Meets FedRAMP Moderate Level, DOD Impact Level-4 Requirements

S-Docs has achieved moderate level certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and complied with the Impact Level 4 standards of the Department of Defense Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide following a cybersecurity assessment conducted by Coalfire Systems.

Bradley M2A3 IFV

BAE, General Dynamics Bid for Army Bradley Replacement Competition

Industry teams led by BAE Systems and General Dynamics have submitted bids to the U.S. Army for a competitive program to replace the branch's Bradley infantry fighting vehicle platform. The two companies separately confirmed plans to join the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition nearly six months after Rheinmetall's U.S. subsidiary unveiled its own team that will pursue the OMFV program.

Caron Ward EVP IronArch Technology

Former LMI Exec Caron Ward Joins IronArch in EVP Role

Caron Ward, formerly director of LMI's program and implementation management practice, has been named executive vice president of customer experience and delivery engagement at McLean, Virginia-based federal consulting services provider IronArch Technology. She previously supported multiple engagements with government clients and worked at Hewlett Packard and IBM earlier in her career.