4 Government Tech Priorities That Need a Funding Boost Next Year

In 2015, the U.S. government fell victim to two of the biggest hacks in a decade with the Internal Revenue Service and Office of Personnel Management breaches. Furthermore, according to the Government Accountability Office, information security incidents have risen in recent years, from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 incidents last year.

Poor allocation of budgets has only helped this number grow. Not surprisingly, OPM spent the least amount of money on security out of all the agency departments and consequently suffered the largest U.S. agency breach ever. Getting the government’s security standards up to par will require significant investments, but I think we can all agree it’s worth it. So what are some of the steps needed to stop such threats from occurring?

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