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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

MGT Act
Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

MGT Act
Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To modernize Government information technology, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
05/17/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4259-4261)
05/17/2017Committee on Appropriations discharged.
05/17/2017Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 115-129, Part I.
04/28/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
05/18/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/17/2017-3:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/17/2017-3:15pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4259-4261)
05/17/2017-2:49pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2227.
05/17/2017-2:49pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4259-4266)
05/17/2017-2:49pmHouseMr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/17/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 79.
05/17/2017HouseCommittee on Appropriations discharged.
05/17/2017HouseReported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 115-129, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
05/02/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
05/02/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
04/28/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/28/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/28/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/28/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Government Reform04/28/2017 Referred to
05/02/2017 Markup by
05/17/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-129
House Appropriations04/28/2017 Referred to
05/17/2017 Discharged from
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs05/18/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (05/17/2017)

Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 or the MGT Act

(Sec. 3) This bill authorizes each of specified agencies for which there are Chief Financial Officers to establish an information technology system modernization and working capital fund to:

  • improve, retire, or replace existing information technology systems to enhance cybersecurity and to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
  • transition legacy information technology systems to cloud computing and other innovative platforms and technologies;
  • assist and support efforts to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective information technology capabilities that address evolving threats to information security; and
  • reimburse amounts transferred to the agency from the Technology Modernization Fund (established under this bill), with the approval of such agency's Chief Information Officer.

Each agency shall prioritize amounts within such fund to be used initially for approved cost savings activities.

(Sec. 4) The bill establishes a Technology Modernization Fund for technology related activities, to improve information technology, and to enhance cybersecurity across the federal government. The fund shall be administered by the Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service of the General Services Administration in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget. The Commissioner shall:

  • transfer amounts from the fund to an agency to improve, retire, or replace existing federal information technology systems to enhance cybersecurity and improve efficiency and effectiveness;
  • use amounts in the fund for the development, operation, and procurement of information technology products, services, and acquisition vehicles to improve efficiency and cybersecurity; and
  • use amounts in the fund to provide services or work performed in support of such activities.

The bill establishes a Technology Modernization Board to: (1) evaluate proposals submitted by agencies for funding authorized under the fund; (2) make recommendations to the Commissioner to assist agencies in the further development and refinement of select modernization proposals; (3) monitor progress and performance in executing approved projects and, if necessary, recommend the suspension or termination of funding; and (4) monitor fund operating costs.

The Commissioner shall support board activities and provide technical support to, and oversight of, agencies that receive transfers from the fund.