VanRoekel Tells Senate Of Need To Shift IT Investment

Staff Writer | AOL Government | May 24, 2012

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel testified before a Senate subcommittee today on his office's progress in reforming federal IT spending and on the need to shift investment toward more 21st century solutions.

"Agencies today face unprecedented pressures -- a rapidly evolving technology landscape, rising public expectations, and the need to operate securely in an increasingly interconnected world -- all while we are driving toward flat or declining budgets," he told the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security in a hearing Thursday morning.

"To meet these challenges, we need to shift investment away from the costly maintenance and operations of legacy IT systems, to 21st-century solutions that enable us to innovate with less," he said. He said that the Administration has capitalized on the 25 Point Plan to reform federal information technology management...