E-gov confidence grows

Federal information technology officials' confidence that the 24 e-government initiatives will be successful has more than doubled since 2003, according to an annual survey conducted by analysts at the Association for Federal Information Resources Management.

In all, 44 percent of respondents said effort sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget will be successful, a substantial increase from the 18 percent who believed so in 2003. In addition, 40 percent of respondents said the 24 projects will only be somewhat successful, a decrease from the 67 percent who thought so last year.

Association members distributed 4,000 electronic invitations for participation and approximately 3 percent responded to the survey questions.

Other survey results indicate, for the second consecutive year, that program management is the largest skills gap in the IT workforce. Other skills gaps include project and budget planning, project control, and enterprise architecture.

In addition, 25 percent of respondents

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