Nov 03 2011

Feds Identify Security as a Top Priority

Recent surveys on security and technology barriers.

Demand for Security

Feds identify
security as a top priority

4.5* Cybersecurity/ Security

3.8   Disaster recovery planning/
Continuity planning

3.8   Data center consolidation

*The survey asked 131 federal technology decision-makers to rate (on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "not at all important" and 5 being "extremely important") IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus.

Technology Barriers

Budget woes topped the list of barriers to the effective execution of IT projects.

31% Lack of budget
23% Conflicting or poorly defined requirements
19% Shortage of skilled staff

  9% Poor project management

   8% Legacy systems

   3% Lack of transparency on project performance

    7% Other

SOURCE: "2011 Federal Government IT Priorities Survey" (InformationWeek, October 2011)


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