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Library of Congress Touts ‘Great Strides’ in IT Improvement (1)

Nov. 7, 2019, 5:35 PMUpdated: Nov. 7, 2019, 10:22 PM

The Library of Congress defended to a Senate panel its efforts to modernize its information technology systems, including those in the Copyright Office that have drawn complaints from attorneys and lawmakers.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Nov. 7 touted the library’s new centralized IT structure, which formed after a critical 2015 report from the General Accountability Office. She said centralization has helped prevent “silos” that could slow down modernization efforts.

“We can track fiscal expenditures and resources, we can track equipment, we can professionalize personnel as well,” Hayden told the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

The agency’s efforts to...

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