While Federal government funding streams to state and local governments for a variety of purposes have been flowing for many decades – and have shot up to as high as $300-$400 billion throughout the coronavirus pandemic – it still remains anyone’s guess how much of that recent bounty has been earmarked for state and local government IT modernization.


Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., chair of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee, said today she hopes Congress will provide further funding for IT modernization and cybersecurity improvements to build on the recent $1 billion infusion into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), and the extra $650 million provided to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the American Rescue Plan Act.

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