The traditional methods of doing business are no longer delivering sustainable results. Agencies are under increasing pressure to leverage technology as a means to innovate their way out of budget deficits. Fiscal uncertainty is everywhere, often causing government decision makers to take
a “wait-and-see” approach. Older initiatives, like the 25 Point Implementation Plan and Cloud
First, are accompanied by PortfolioStat, Digital Government, as well as modifications to the Federal Data Center Consolidation objectives. Impending cyber security and IT reform legislation intended to provide more accountability and oversight of IT at the CIO level are in the long, slow process of transforming government IT -- including its people, processes and technology consumption patterns.