Bloomberg Government analyst Cameron Leuthy looked further into the issue. Leuthy joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a closer look into FBI IT spending.
Shawn McCarthy, the research director for IDC Government Insights, said spending on legacy systems has increased by 13 percent over the last five years alone.
President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
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DoT CIO Richard McKinney said he’s not buying any new hardware and will not approve IT spending plans unless they get the program off of legacy infrastructure.
The Department of Defense is seeing an increase in its projected IT spending for 2016 for the first time in 3 years. The increase is small at 1.6 percent but that’s an extra half a billion dollars. Shawn McCarthy is the Research Director at IDC Government Insights. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose where that half a billion could be going.
The Government Accountability Office looked at two initiatives that are supposed to help get information technology spending under control. GAO found that both initiatives are coming up short.
The White House asked Congress for a $2 billion increase in federal technology funding for fiscal 2014. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there is broad recognition that the time to invest in IT is now because of the long-term savings and benefits it can bring.
Despite spending billions to maintain legacy IT systems, many agencies are failing to properly review whether there is a sound basis for continuing them, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
OMB issued fiscal 2014 technology project guidance detailing the steps agencies should take to reduce spending across six areas. Agencies also must tell OMB how it would reinvest the savings into new or innovative projects.