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3/5/2014
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Federal IT Spending Slashed In Proposed 2015 Budget

Obama's 2015 budget request cuts 2.9%, gives agencies $79 billion for IT, including $13 billion for cyber security.
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Source: Agency FY 2015 IT budgets (Exhibit 53)
Source: Agency FY 2015 IT budgets (Exhibit 53)

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Charlie Babcock
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3/5/2014 | 4:19:32 PM
Fed agencies, save more of your IT budget in the cloud.
Increased use of cloud services should help prevent the building of more federal data centers and allow funds needed for security and development to go to those purposes instead of into new capital expenses.
UberGoober
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3/5/2014 | 2:06:04 PM
Federal IT Spending Slashed?
Perhaps the headline writer should be faulted instead of the author, but a 2.9% cut is scarcely a 'slashing' of the budget, particularly when the cost of a lot of things in IT keeps going down. 

But then again, this is the gubmint, and they never seem to be able to make do with less of anything (except defense).
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