OMB: Leased IT Systems
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The OMB is suggesting that agencies lease their IT systems rather than buying and installing their own. Small agencies will be forced to show the OMB that their systems are adequate or else they will be forced to switch to a centrally managed system.
The biggest complaint agencies had about the e-government projects was that they had to contribute money they had not asked for in their budget requests, said Tim Young, associate administrator for e-government and information technology at the Office of Management and Budget. We are going to [align] the transition to the service centers with the budget process.