On one hand, survey respondents hold great hope for data center consolidation, business intelligence, cybersecurity, and cloud computing, all areas with established best practices. But on the other hand, only 13% think federal CIO Vivek Kundra should be pushing for more shared IT services. With admitted dismal performance on major tech initiatives and a lack of resources and talent, you'd think taking a more centralized approach would have widespread appeal.
Old habits die hard, and strong leadership at this stage is critical. Whether Kundra, alongside fed CTO Aneesh Chopra, can provide that leadership remains to be seen, but one thing that's not up for debate: there's a lot of work to be done.