If you’ve been following along with the recent events in the world of federal government IT, you’ve probably noticed a bit of a trend: The federal government is spending billions of dollars on a massive IT system to process and store information for the public.
This huge new project has been in the works for years and is set to be completed by 2020.
It has been hailed as a major milestone in the evolution of government IT.
The big question now is, will the government use this massive IT infrastructure to help people in the real world or is it going to spend the money on more expensive and less useful stuff?
In a world where we live in a world of information overload, why does the government want to spend billions of its taxpayers money on this massive system that does not have a single human or machine user in it?
To answer that question, we have to delve into the history of this massive project.
In 2007, the Federal Government spent $4 billion to purchase a new, state-of-the-art data processing system.
The system was to be built in a facility in San Jose, California and was supposed to be ready in 2021.
But when the project was announced, the announcement was met with mixed reviews.
In some areas, the project looked like a complete bust.
The project was criticized for not having enough people on staff to run the project and for not being able to keep up with demand for data processing.
In other areas, however, the data processing facility was hailed as the most efficient way to process large amounts of information.
For example, the government claims that it can process approximately 10 billion documents per day, which is 10 times the amount of information that the government needs.
A new government data processing center was being built in the US, which was going to be able to process 20 billion documents a day.
But some people were concerned about the data center.
They thought it was being over-run and it was going into the wrong data centers.
So, the federal government announced a new data processing plan to deal with the concerns of the data centers, and it would be built from scratch.
The new data center was going be built out of state-owned data centers with state-level data centers to keep pace with demand.
It would also be able run on a single cloud, and be managed by a single organization.
In a nutshell, the new data-processing center was supposed “to replace the nation’s largest, most complex and expensive data center.”
The federal government was supposed for this new data facility to be capable of processing 100,000,000 documents a second.
But this new plan was not going to scale.
The new data processor would only process 1,000 per second, while the existing data processing capacity would only be able handle 300,000 data per second.
It’s not exactly a great situation for the government to be in.
The problem with the government’s new data system was that the federal public and private sector were already spending hundreds of billions of their own dollars on the technology.
According to a 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office, $17.5 billion was spent on IT projects in 2011 alone.
According to a 2015 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, $27.5 trillion in federal and state spending was devoted to the technology of the digital era, with over $10 trillion going to IT-related infrastructure and $5 trillion on IT research and development.
This is not a situation where the government can just put the money towards more expensive stuff.
Instead, the feds are going to use this new information processing infrastructure to give more money to its own companies.
The Government Accountability Report noted that, “Federal procurement decisions in 2011 included more than $11 billion in procurement proposals for IT and other technology-related items.”
In fact, the most important federal procurement item for that year was a new contract for a data processing server.
That contract was for the entire nation’s government to buy an IBM server with a processing capacity of 200 million data per day.
For that same year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reported that $6.6 trillion in IT procurement was being conducted, with an average value of $3.4 billion per year.
In total, the Government was spending $7.5.6 billion a year on IT procurement and it’s expected to spend another $3 billion in this next year.
The federal procurement agency is supposed to do everything in its power to ensure that these contracts go to companies that will benefit the taxpayers.
But instead, the OMB report notes that, “The federal procurement process may not reflect current market realities or potential competitive risks.”
In other words, it’s not going take into account the fact that many of the most expensive IT systems are not going be used to help Americans with their daily needs, but instead to make money for the federal treasury.
In other word, the agency