How to Fight Technical Debt in Your Organization

Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, Technical Debt from legacy systems has been lurking in the background for a long time.

Technical Debt refers to the cost of maintaining legacy systems that are outdated, inefficient, and do not meet current security and network performance requirements. This issue isn’t simply inconvenient but directly impacts the security of your systems and current capacity for innovation. Due to the Pentagon’s implementation of zero-trust architecture across the Department of Defense (DoD) over the next four years, it is imperative to become educated on technical debt and prepared to update legacy systems.

Here is the roadmap to reduce technical debt in the coming years:

  • Funds allocated from Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

DISA will identify and divide funds within existing resources to address Technical Debt.

  • End-user and network performance improvements

The main focus of technical debt improvements will be addressed through tech refresh, digital modernization, cybersecurity, and cloud transition efforts.

  • Outcome-based metrics

These metrics will track IT performance and security and will aid in assessing the impact of technical debt investments.

  • Annual customer experience surveys

These reports are for the DoD CIO to intake results and make improvements for efficiency, accessibility, and privacy.

This is just a snapshot of what addressing technical debt will entail. Handling the logistics, coordination, and response to this problem shouldn’t happen alone. RedSky has implemented network performance tools associated with network monitoring, digital modernization, cybersecurity, and cloud transition that will serve you at every step of this transition.

Download our guide here to learn more about Technical Debt and what RedSky’s involvement can do for your legacy systems.