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2011 Federal Government IT Priorities

Research: Virtualization and Business Realities

2011 Federal Government IT Priorities

To gauge how federal IT teams are managing the Obama administration’s technology mandates and the many other projects on their plates, InformationWeek conducted its third annual Federal Government IT Priorities Survey. The survey was completed in July by 131 federal IT pros. IT security and cybersecurity were ranked the No. 1 priority. Data center consolidation moved up a few notches on the list, while the Open Government Initiative moved down.


One of the big changes in federal IT this year was the resignation of federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who was replaced by Steven VanRoekel, the former managing director of the FCC. One of VanRoekel’s first actions was to announce new responsibilities for agency CIOs in the areas of governance, commodity IT, program management and information security.


Federal IT teams have a lot of their plates. The top five priorities, according to our survey, are cybersecurity, disaster recovery, data center consolidation, data records management and virtualization. (R3191011)

Survey Name: InformationWeek 2011 Federal Government IT Priorities Survey
Survey Date: July 2011
Region: United States
Number of Respondents: 131
Purpose: To determine IT priorities for federal government technology professionals and contractors.

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