While there have been many discussions around IT ‘modernization’ within the federal government, there are still many legacy systems that are still in use. For example, the Department of Defense (DoD) has a number of IT systems that are over 50 years old.
This is where the concept of Modernization as-a-Service (MaaS) can come into play and bring benefits to agencies dealing with their most complex and demanding mission – national security. But modernization’s not just about technology – it’s a much broader concept and it’s important to understand and execute on it from this perspective.
These were the key themes in this Government Technology Insider “Modernization as-a-Service” podcast series part one on national security where Mike Masten, Vice President of Operations at Chenega Applied Solutions, discusses this topic further.
“When it comes to the DoD, modernization is a priority,” said Masten. “Obviously as we’ve seen in the commercial sector, technology has skyrocketed. A lot of people can’t even imagine a world without a smart phone these days but a little over 10 years ago, this technology didn’t even exist. MaaS allows us all to come together, holistically across the entire modernization spectrum, to create a coherent solution that can be delivered to the customer, and it’s the ‘easy button’ — allowing government to more easily focus on the mission.”
Listen to the full podcast below: