IT management in govt departments is deficient - study

Monday, September 26, 2011

IT management in Brazil's government offices and departments is overall deficient, according to a study by federal audit court TCU, news source Computer World reported.

The TCU study found that 88% of the 256 public administration offices scored below 50 (on a scale of 1-100) on their IT management levels, while 63% do not even have an approved and published IT master plan to establish guidelines.

The research, carried out in partnership with the planning ministry's public management department, Gespública, showed that 6% of all public administration offices have a highly advanced level of IT management according to TCU's criteria. In turn, 37% are at an intermediate level and 30% barely have, or do not have, any management.

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The TCU study also revealed that 65% of the offices lacked a data security policy, and that 51% of the director boards interviewed did not see themselves as responsible for IT activities.

The federal audit court intends to carry out a new study of federal offices' IT management in a year.