Work force tops CIOs' worries
- By John Monroe
- May 09, 2000
Information technology staffing remains a top concern among government
chief information officers, according to a recent survey. But that does
not mean CIOs are ready to turn their work over to private contractors.
Asked to rate the importance of more than a dozen issues in their jurisdiction,
a group of 132 federal, state and local CIOs ranked IT staffing above other
hot issues such as security/privacy, e-government and records management,
giving it a score of 4.38 on a scale of 5.
Outsourcing, on the other hand, finished last on the list, with a score
of 2.88, which is a weak response, according to Steve LeCompte, vice president
for events, online and research at FCW Media Group.
Despite the strong response on IT staffing, "it is clear government
CIOs do not view outsourcing as the solution to staffing," LeCompte said.
LeCompte surveyed CIOs and other IT directors who registered to attend
the Government CIO Summit, taking place this week in Savannah, Ga. The summit
is produced by the FCW Government Tecnology Group, which publishes Federal
Computer Week and civic.com.