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Moratorium on New Large IT Expenditures to Improve Current Architecture

Introduce a spending moratorium on new, large IT programs for a year. Require agencies during this time to conduct a 100% audit review of existing IT programs during this timeframe with the aim of confirming efficiency, performance, progress, and spending. Validate funds programmed or requested in current and previous two fiscal years were actually applied for the intended purpose. Programs that have been renamed or languishing for more than five years should be flagged for OMB assessment or agency cuts. Make the IT we have now better and see programs to completion. Do not keep adding more new programs without fixing the process. Focusing on the existing IT programs will help improve training, security, and costs, and efficiency of government. Continually changing the IT landscape is counterproductive to the workforce. Modernization is critical to improving efficiency and security, but not at such excessive levels that it creates a workforce that is never able to maximize the tools available to them. We need a momentary pause in government to catch up and solidify our existing IT architecture.

Submitted by Community Member 3 years ago

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  1. Software and IT in general is out of control. There is all types of local software development and manipulation going on 24/7, programs developed and implemented that were not properly thought through for later compatability, and programs updated by an IT group or IPT without regard for inputs from users or the needs or users and the resulting fielded product is even more user unfriendly and time consuming than ever; the recent overhaul of the JOCAS Timekeeping System comes to mind.

    3 years ago
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