Federal agencies in 2010 began delivering on key elements of the Obama administration’s IT strategy, including open government, cloud computing, data center consolidation, a renewed thrust on cybersecurity, and improved IT project management.
The upcoming year will bring continued work in each of those areas, plus some new challenges. Action items will have to go through a newly divided Congress and survive tight budgets in many agencies. Debates over cybersecurity legislation are sure to continue in the year ahead, while open government could meet some pushback due to confidentiality concerns in the wake of WikiLeaks. At the same time, 2011 will be a year of execution on long-term projects like cloud computing and data center consolidation.
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