Federal agencies plan to spend at least $82 billion on information technology this year, including high-priority projects to improve health care delivery and national security.
But the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov and growing concerns about the government’s use of IT to provide veterans better access to care have again spotlighted how agencies buy, manage and deliver IT services.
The Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce held a hearing June 10 to understand how IT investments are being monitored and coordinated governmentwide, what lessons agencies have learned from experiences and what IT workforce challenges they face. CIOs from the departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs and the Office of Personnel Management were among those who testified at the hearing.
Here are 10 interesting facts about federal IT that they shared: