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How Sequestration Impacts Federal IT Spending
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ggannon
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3/7/2013 | 8:25:45 PM
re: How Sequestration Impacts Federal IT Spending
Two comments; Sequestration only reduced the growth in budget, not the actual budget. The government is on track to spend more money this year than last. The additional expenditure resulting from the automatic escalation of 7% was reduced by 2.5%. Second comment, DHS spent 50 million dollars buying TSA uniforms - more than the supposed border patrol cuts referenced here. Since DHS only provides uniforms to "new" recruits, TSA would need to recruit 50,000 net new TSA agents to make the expenditures legitimate.
John Foley
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John Foley,
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3/5/2013 | 9:44:28 PM
re: How Sequestration Impacts Federal IT Spending
OMB has spent the past four years putting into place the mechanisms for improved IT governance, and the CIOs of virtually all federal agencies have invested much of their time and resources into becoming more agile and efficient. Sequestration, whether a short term exercise or long term reality, will put all of that to the test. We will learn whether federal IT operations are in fact more flexible and better managed than before. Of the things that could go wrong, cybersecurity readiness is the most worrisome.


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