Report: Budget Pressures Could Hit Agency IT Workforces

ITphotoFederal agencies could reduce their information technology workforces in 2014 amid governmentwide budget cuts, cloud computing migrations and program consolidation initiatives, Federal Times reported Monday.

Andy Medici writes many agencies have cloud-based services and program integration plans in their long term strategies.

Van Hitch, a senior adviser at Deloitte, told the publication that federal agencies must find proper ways to trim IT staffs.

Hitch also told the Federal Times agencies are likely to reduce the number contractors in IT programs and resort to technology for undermanned operations.

In one example Medici highlighted, the Federal Aviation Administration intends to consolidate IT procurement and contracting programs as it aims to eliminate duplicate operations and save $36 million in fiscal year 2013 funds.

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