CIO Magazine absolutely hammered government IT in its lengthy story Federal I.T. Flunks Out. You wouldn't read that news in FCW. Commenting on the problem is this former IRS CIO:
"Ultimately this is a security threat," says John Reece, a former IRS CIO and now a consultant to the federal government. "If we can't get beyond the legacy systems we have today, while our enemies are starting off with state-of-the-art technology, what's going to happen is they're going to absolutely tear us to pieces again."
Wrong. It's not a security threat. Poor IT management is a vulnerability. Argh.