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CIOs say consolidation and cybersecurity top priority list

CIOs and IT managers will focus on systems consolidation and security through the end of the fiscal year. That’s the chief finding from a new survey of 44 CIOs: 29 from civilian agencies, nine from the Defense Department, and six from the legislative and top-level executive offices. The driving factors behind IT consolidation are cutting costs and improving network cybersecurity, respondents said in the 15th annual Federal CIO Survey. CIOs also identified risk management, integrating physical and IT security, and assessing the vulnerabilities of less crucial systems as among their top priorities. The survey, conducted by the IT Association of America, found that CIOs want to reduce the number of e-mail, file and print servers in use as well as cut the number of data centers. They also reported to ITAA that moving to enterprise software licenses is important. Full Story

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