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Improving the Government Experience
In 2018, the federal government spent 80 percent of its nearly $100 billion IT budget on maintaining its outdated technology systems. This problem is not unique to Washington, however: many state and local governments are saddled with similar issues that waste taxpayer money and leave citizens' data vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Tech companies have solutions to help bring the public sector into the 21st century. There are already several examples of how modernizing government technology can result in enhanced public safety, stronger cybersecurity, and reduced costs that enable governments to focus more on their core mission: serving their citizens.
What we're reading
Fighting Fire with...Building Codes | Oracle Blog
Keep Government Secure and Trusted | Dell Technologies
AWS in the Public Sector | Amazon
Meeting Today's Federal Imperative | Accenture Federal Services
Florida City Will Pay Hackers $600,000 to Get its Computer Systems Back | Washington Post
What we're watching
Azure Blueprints and Compliance on Azure Government | Microsoft Azure
TechNet in the news
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