IT investing Don'ts

OMB

Mark Forman says the way agencies invest in information technology is problematic.

Here are a few of the problem areas:

* "Fad buying," when agencies buy technology just because it is hot in the market—not because it's actually needed.

* Using technology to replace good management and processes, rather than thinking about how technology supports processes.

* Not developing and following an IT architecture, so systems are deployed without any thought to how they will affect agency performance.

Featured

  • Image: Shutterstock

    COVID, black swans and gray rhinos

    Steven Kelman suggests we should spend more time planning for the known risks on the horizon.

  • IT Modernization
    businessman dragging old computer monitor (Ollyy/Shutterstock.com)

    Pro-bono technologists look to help cash-strapped states struggling with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help.

Stay Connected