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What Will Enable Efficient IT Spend in 2016?

shutterstock_208794031Each New Year many of us embrace resolutions, making promises to ourselves to take on challenges. But, what if our resolution spirit extended beyond healthy habits and encompassed our work lives too?

In the State of the Union, President Obama called for the nation to embrace the speed at which technology changes and to leverage that technology to work for us.

Here are some of the government IT trends that ModernGOV will be checking in on during the coming year:

Census Bureau Faces Looming Deadlines for Key IT Decisions Ahead of 2020:

The 2010 census was the costliest in U.S. history. As a result, the Census Bureau finds itself in a race against the clock to streamline census procedures in preparation for the 2020 census. According to FedTech, the Census Bureau, under the guidance of Chief Information Officer Steven Cooper, is taking steps to save an estimated 5.2 billion dollars in 2020.

Federal CFO: 2016 Federal Government Industry Outlook:

Identifying IT modernization trends is difficult, The Wall Street Journal interviews Dan Helfrich, Deloitte Consulting LLP principal and Federal Practice leader. Within the interview, Mr. Helfrich discusses such important developments as getting ahead of cyber threats and general IT upgrades and modernization.

FITARA: Progress at the One Year Mark:

We can’t have a discussion about where modernization efforts are going in 2016 without mentioning FITARA. Having marked its first anniversary in December 2015, FITARA in some respects is just what CIOs need to ramp up government IT innovation. To that end, NextGov provides an assessment of what CIOs were able to accomplish utilizing FITARA in 2015 within the above linked progress report.

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