TechAmerica CIO Survey 2012 Results

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President

The 2012 Federal CIO survey expresses continued concern about cybersecurity combined with frustration about the budget situation and IT acquisition processes that are not keeping pace with the ways IT is being provisioned.

Buying IT as a service from smaller providers is seen as a way to introduce innovation and lower costs.  Agencies are preoccupied with how to get out from under the “long tail” of life cycle costs associated with maintaining systems for decades.

CIOs believe that FedRamp with its “certify once, use many” approach will cut system security costs and improve security as the government moves away from standalone systems to IT as a service.

The complete report, Fiscal Constraints & Future Challenges: Driving Innovation at the Federal CIO Level, is at — this is an annual TechAmerica deliverable.

About Steve Charles
Passionate about technology and helping our clients help the government with the latest. I try to educate people on all the government's checks and balances that really seem likes hoops and hurdles so buyers and sellers can get to a meeting of the minds much more quickly without violating any rules.

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