Four Federal Agencies Awarded $311 million
Four US government agencies have been awarded a total of $311 million to strengthen security posture and IT infrastructure. The money was awarded by the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF).
The four agencies -DSA, DoE, and Personnel Management – were awarded the money submitting Initial Project Proposals to the agency. All recipients are working with the government’s new zero-trust strategy.
The federal zero-trust strategy focuses government agencies on key security outcomes with baseline policy and technology requirements.
This is the seventh round of TMF funding since its inception.
“Our Zero Trust strategy will ensure every agency is adopting cybersecurity principles that consider every person, device, and network inside of an organization as untrusted and even potentially compromised. This strategy will make it harder for even sophisticated actors to compromise an organization, said Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana.
Agencies Receiving Funding:
The US General Services Administration (GSA) received three awards.
- Office of Personnel Management, Zero Trust $9.9 million
- Department of Education (DoE), Zero Trust $20 million
- GSA, Zero Trust $29.8 million
- GSA, Login.gov $187 million
- GSA, MAX.gov $14.5 million
- US. DHS, Southwest Border Technology Integration Program $50 million
“Moving to a zero-trust architecture will be a multi-year journey for agencies, and we will learn and adjust as new technologies and practices emerge,” Martorana said