Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd penned the Modernizing Government Technology Act with Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. (House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Flickr)

Bill to help agencies modernize IT quickly passes committee

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved Thursday a bill designed to help government modernize its aging technology.
Nicole Mayerhauser of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Elizabeth Raley of CivicActions and the Office of Management and Budget’s Margie Graves speak on agile development at the Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit. “There is a cultural change that has to occur to make this successful,” Graves said about embracing agile. (Wyatt Kash/FedScoop)

How the federal government is using IT to lower costs

The federal government has gotten the message: in order to rein in the ballooning costs of outdated IT systems, new technologies, methods and services need to be…