re: Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
One of the challenges agencies face in deciding who stays on and who gets furloughed -- and why IT workers are often caught in limbo -- is that too often, agency CIOs don't have full visibility of IT workers across their agency. That's because agency programs managers still resort to using program vs IT funds, as a way to sidestep bureaucracy, and hire their own IT workers to support projects. On one hand, you have to applaud the ingenuity of leaders trying to move forward; on the other hand, it explains why reigning in duplicative IT spending in government is so hard. Either way, driving agencies to the brink of a shutdown is no way to manage an enterprise.