Cybersecurity Tops Federal IT Priorities List

August 13, 2012

Michael Biddick

Many mandates have been heaped on federal IT executives over the past few years: cloud computing, data center consolidation, open government, shared services, and wider support for mobile devices and applications. Which of these requirements, all coming from the Office of Management and Budget, have risen to the top of agency to-do lists? Well, none of them.

InformationWeek Government's third annual Federal Government IT Priorities Survey shows that federal IT pros are focused, first and foremost, on providing a secure, solid foundation for all of those other IT efforts. Security, continuity planning, and data records management--in that order--top the list of federal IT priorities. Our survey, conducted in July, was completed by 147 federal IT pros.

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