Eating up the IT spending pie
- By Mark Rockwell
- Mar 25, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security still struggles to meld the disparate IT infrastructures of the agencies it inherited into an integrated whole, according to a recent study.
FCW's sister publication GCN cited a recent report from International Data Corp. that said on average, government agencies spend around 75 percent of their IT budget on operating and maintaining legacy systems, with the rest going to modernizations or new IT. DHS puts just more than 16 percent of its annual IT budget toward new systems and modernization.
The study said even though DHS has seen significant progress with some infrastructure efforts, including data center consolidation and the 2011 creation of its OneNet wide-area network, IT difficulties remain.
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Mark Rockwell is a staff writer covering acquisition, procurement and homeland security. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.