Some agencies spending 90-percent of IT budget on legacy systems — report
October 21, 2016
Some agencies are spending 90 percent or more of their IT budgets on operations and maintenance, the report released last week found.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The heads of nine major technology companies wrote a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging them to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that is expected to hit on January 1 if the nation’s leadership doesn’t act.
The letter was signed by the chief executive officers of Dell, Motorola Solutions, Xerox, Micron, Qualcomm, Intel, IBM, Applied Materials and EMC and expressed concern that the fiscal cliff is “one of the most avoidable economic crisis” in the nation’s history.
"Failure to act will undermine our economy and make the challenge of restoring growth and fiscal sustainability that much more difficult," the group wrote. "Investments in education, infrastructure and research have proven track records of spurring long-term growth. Additionally, modern business practices can help make government operations more efficient.”