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 Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis is looking for a supervisory information technology specialist to serve as deputy chief information officer. The job pays between $123,758 and $155,500 per year and is open for applications until December 18.
Reporting to the CIO, the Deputy CIO serves as one of the principal advisors in the organization on the application of information technology to improve business processes. The Deputy CIO is a key member of a team of senior IT personnel that directs the development, implementation, maintenance, enhancement, and operation of the Bureau's information systems; develop strategic operational IT plans and supporting budgets; and oversee the operation of the Bureau's computer facilities, equipment, and telecommunications networks.
It is critical the potential candidates be expert in overseeing the development and delivery of complex, business-critical information technology systems. Much of the Bureau's upcoming IT initiatives center around further utilization of available shared services from across the Federal government, supporting improvements in economic accounts, streamlining statistical production processes including bring twenty-first century analytic tools to Bureau managers, and providing all stakeholders enhanced and timely access to BEA's data products.
BEA has been ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies for which to work. It has a dynamic and motivated staff, and encourages professional growth. BEA has an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown D.C., only blocks from the White House and within walking distance to three Metro lines. The Penn Quarter, Logan and Dupont Circles, and the Kennedy and Verizon Centers are all within walking distance. This location provides for a unique balance of intellectual pursuit during the day and wealth of cultural and social activities after work.