How to innovate and invest on a budget in state and local IT services
State and local governments are continually adapting. Citizens’ needs are changing, remote work plans are evolving and state and local governments are looking for solutions that deliver for citizens while keeping operations running smoothly. States and local governments must keep their budgets top-of-mind without sacrificing service delivery. They are looking for solutions that provide the best citizen services while enabling the continuation of operations as cost-effectively as possible.
It is estimated that the total shortfalls faced by states, localities, tribal nations and U.S. territories could reach between about $480 billion and $620 billion through 2022. Budget pressures are top-of-mind for leaders at the state and local level—but how will leaders continue to invest in innovation while balancing revenue constraints?
Tighter Budgets Than Ever
Many state and local governments have had to cut back on spending on infrastructure and other technology programs, despite technology remaining a top priority for many state and local CIOs. While state and local governments supplemented programs throughout 2020 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many of those funds have been depleted, and state and local governments are looking for a long-term funding solution in order to modernize their systems.
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