Government agencies are under more scrutiny regarding federal IT acquisition, vendor management, and governance processes. In fact, Congress estimates that 10-20% of the $80 billion that the government spends each year on IT represents wasteful or duplicative spending. Put simply, IT cannot afford to maintain the status quo.
The most progressive organizations are taking steps to ensure that IT's primary value contribution shifts from creating custom solutions to serving as an advisor and integrator of externally-developed technologies.
CEB recently hosted a webinar, The Future of Government IT: Establishing IT as a Broker, Not a Builder, where we discussed changes to IT acquisition and vendor management strategies and how agencies are proactively responding.