“The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) is playing an integral role in driving digitization and data modernization at the Department of Labor (DOL), the agency’s chief information officer Gundeep Ahluwalia explained during a recent event...”
“’I want to acknowledge all my colleagues and other departments who have done a phenomenal amount of work to cater to the post-pandemic IT digitization needs that every department has needed for mission delivery and mission outcomes during this very hard time over the last two years,’ Ahluwalia said.
When DOL began its digitization journey, the agency divided its entire IT portfolio into two different parts: the commodities of IT, such as infrastructure, compute power and cybersecurity; and application of IT, such as funding and workforce...”
“TMF also played a key role in DOL’s modernization and funding strategy. The agency has currently been awarded funds for two projects: digitization and data modernization. The agency has also applied for additional TMF funds that are currently pending for cybersecurity, accessibility in 508 efforts and more.
The agency has used TMF funding to transition its labor certifications from paper-based processes to what the agency calls ‘e-Certifications,’ reducing manual workloads and costs. These digitization efforts have enabled DOL to issue certifications securely and electronically to employer applicants through an electronic document. DOL’s project has also streamlined data accessibility, sharing and reporting by creating a data hub at the agency to securely transmit labor certifications and other necessary documentation to other agencies, creating a more ‘seamless’ process...” Read the full article here.
Source: DOL Leverages TMF Funding to Drive Digitization, Data Modernization – By Sarah Sybert, March 16, 2022. GovCIO.
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