Budget surprises, cyberattacks, and steps toward modernization—all of these were part of federal government technology news in 2018. While that sounds like business as usual, Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds Head Geek™, tells us that the past year saw some IT initiatives take off, but there’s still plenty to do.
Talking with Hubbard for the Government Technology Insider podcast, we asked about IT successes, false starts, and lessons learned. He said that while cyber issues continue to be a huge priority, modernization is finally moving forward, mostly driven by agencies bringing more services in-house.
“I think the most interesting thing in 2018 is how much initiative we see on the part of agencies to become really proactive, even going so far as to really seek out opportunities for self-service.”
– Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds
According to Hubbard, it all comes down to planning, which the budget cycles supported. For all of his insights, listen to the complete discussion on 2018’s federal government technology news and trends here: