The Obama administration has proposed a 1.3% increase in IT spending next fiscal year, while making a point about the future direction and role of IT in the U.S. federal government, according to ComputerWorld.
White House CIO Tony Scott says that the annual growth in IT spending has slowed considerably since the Bush administration, and IT hardware spending has declined more than 25% from 2010 levels. This is due primarily to a fundamental shift in how the government approaches IT.
Also credited with improving federal IT was agile — an incremental, fast-paced style of development now used in half of the new software projects, compared to 35% of IT projects in 2012.
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