George DelPrete, the director of the Federal CIO Survey from the PSC and Grant Thornton, said those questioned online offered a different viewpoint than those surveyed in person.
The 26th annual survey CIOs by Grant Thornton and the Professional Services Council found cloud computing moved into the top five priorities, but several obstacles still remain.
Grant Thornton and the Professional Services Council released the 25th annual CIO survey that found federal IT executives said cybersecurity, workforce, IT modernization, acquisitions and mobility as their top priorities.
A new survey by TechAmerica and Grant Thornton found many agency chief information officers continue to spend too much on legacy systems and don’t have money to develop or modernize new software or applications. But tools such as PortfolioStat are making a difference in helping senior IT managers understand and have a say in where money is spent in their agency.
On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.
The federal government now faces a fork in the road with regards to IT investment. George DelPrete, leader of Grant Thornton’s federal government information technology, offers his insight. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about legislation he introduced to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was one of the sponsors of a bill to help military families facing foreclosure.