10 Stats You Should Know about Federal IT

Here’s what CIOs told Congress about their current IT investments.

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:

$2.5 million Minimum value of a DHS IT acquisition that requires CIO approval
136,000 Number of users DHS has migrated to Email as a Service
$7-$8 Range of average cost DHS pays per email box per month
80% On-time delivery rate for the VA’s IT projects
4.2 Average number of months its takes VA IT projects to deliver functionality
4.7 million Number of VA Blue Button downloads as of November 2013
22 million Average number of visits each month to USAJobs.gov
5.3 million Number of shared DoD-VA patients whose records the departments can view
20 Number of IT TechStat reviews VA has conducted this year
$5.8 billion Potential savings from data center consolidation and PortfolioStat, according to GAO
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Jun 11 2014