Federal CIO Tony Scott has said he believes information technology spending among federal agencies is âheaded the wrong way,â FCW reported Wednesday.
Scott told a Digital Government Institute 930Gov event audience that most agencies spend more on IT operations and maintenance than the development of new IT platforms, Zach Noble writes.
âThis will happen naturally when you have the environment we have where budgets are constrained, CIOs are told, âcut costs, donât spend more money and so on,ââÂ Scott said.
âThey cut the easiest thing there is to cut, spending on new application development and refreshing infrastructure.â
Scott said he believes agencies can achieve savings through investments in new IT platforms.
âWhat you realize is that every two years you can buy gear thatâs twice as powerful for the same cost or less.”