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Security is Top Priority for Local Government IT Executives in 2014

IT security is the top priority for local government CIOs in 2014, according to a poll conducted by the Public Technology Institute.

"Unfortunately, the threats to our computer networks are only growing - both targeted and inadvertent," commented Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Executives completing the PTI poll were given a list of ten technology priority strategies, management processes and solutions and asked to rank their priorities.

IT security, to include cyber protection, awareness and training for government staff and elected leaders was ranked number one. This was followed by IT budget and cost control and third, strategic IT planning.

"Unfortunately, the threats to our computer networks are only growing - both targeted and inadvertent," commented Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI. "As stewards of government information, CIOs recognize the importance of a safe and secure computing environment to ensure the public trust."

The Complete List of Local Government Technology Priorities for 2014:

1. Security
2. Budget and Cost Control
3. Strategic IT Planning
4. Consolidation/Optimization
5. Project and Portfolio Management
6. Cloud Services
7. Mobile Services/Mobility
8. Shared Services
9. FirstNet
10. Health Care

The local government poll was conducted in late December 2013 - early January 2014 in preparation for a webinar that PTI and the National Association of State CIOs presented on January 23, 2014. The webinar, "Technology Forecast 2014: What State and Local Government Technology Officials Can Expect" provided an overview of the technology priorities, issues and trends that will impact governments in 2014.

A recording of the webinar along with PDFs of the presentations are available at

PTI: The Resource for Technology Executives in Local Government
Created by and for cities and counties, the not-for-profit Public Technology Institute promotes innovation and collaboration for thought-leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen.

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