Cameron Chehreh,Â chief technology officer at Dell EMCâ€™s federal business, has said he would support the Modernizing Government Technology Act introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) because the bill aims to provide agency executives access to capital needed to fund information technology modernization efforts.
Chehreh told MeriTalk in a Data Center Brainstorm interview held Thursday in Washington that Congress should provide agencies leeway on how to spend their IT modernization funds.
â€œIf an IT director wants to spend a fund, letâ€™s say, on a converged piece of infrastructure versus something else and itâ€™s within the budgetary constraints, itâ€™s in the proper confinement as far as money, they should be afforded and empowered the opportunity to do that,â€ he added.
He mentioned some of the needs of federal agencies such as education about technology platforms, â€œaccess to modern skill setsâ€ and the need to re-evaluate business methods that aim to support IT processes and missions.
Chehreh also noted that modernization efforts in government IT systems and data center optimization and update programs â€œare completely interlinked.â€