IT modernization has long been a buzzed-about phrase across federal, state
and local governments, especially in the last few years. But for public servants
like you just trying to get through your day to day, all the buzz about IT mod
can seem high-level and inapplicable to the important work you do.
That’s why GovLoop created this guide, Beyond the Buzz: Your Guide to
the Reality of IT Modernization, to help you go deeper than the high-level
talk and understand what government IT modernization really is and how it
directly affects you.
In addition to helping you catch up with the latest news in IT modernization,
such as important legislative initiatives and how to implement newer
technologies, this guide breaks down mission-critical priorities that impact
your job and how IT modernization can help you address those priorities.
We’ve identified five priorities likely to affect some or all public servants,
along with corresponding IT modernization trends that can help you achieve
1. Enhancing accountability through technology business management
2. Achieving compliance through FITARA
3. Saving costs through shared services
4. Delivering customer service through data analytics
5. Developing the workforce through automation
This guide also features interviews with government leaders from the
federal, state and local levels to highlight best practices in government
By reading this guide, you will be able to navigate beyond the buzz to
understand how IT modernization initiatives that you read about affect you.