In a survey of state and local government tech executives, CIOs weigh in on the key issues they’re grappling with, how they’re handling them and what technologies will impact their operations in the future.
In the past three years, state and local CIOs have seen their IT budget increase as well — 71 percent say it has gone up while 29 percent say there’s been no increase. Despite that growth, only 37 percent of CIOs say the growth in budgets has been enough to meet their department needs. More troubling is how elected and appointed leaders view the impact of IT on government. According to 60 percent of CIOs, their leaders still see IT as a cost center, while only 21 percent feel their bosses view IT as a value generator.
When it comes to challenges, the CIOs cite facing issues that dominate the IT sector overall, as well as ones that might be considered unique to government: