The White House’s recently released IT Modernization Report, out for public comment until September 20, says all the right things. The American Technology Council draft, required by Executive Order (EO) 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, recommends that agencies take the following steps to secure and modernize federal IT: Modernize and consolidate networks: Cloud computing, modernization of government-hosted applications, and better security for legacy systems. Use shared services to enable future network architectures: Commercial cloud, cloud email and collaboration tools, and additional security for shared services. These initiatives are like motherhood and apple pie, sure to enjoy bipartisan support. Game theory Appendix D of the draft report recommends an acquisition pilot that applies Nash equilibrium, a game theory, to create virtual “street corners” to drive better government-wide volume pricing for cloud email providers, thus lowering costs and speeding migration. Appendix D also throws in a shout … Continue reading IT modernization has bipartisan support, but where are the dollars?