CIO: VA must centralize IT management

Friday - 2/25/2011, 3:09pm EST

The chief information officer at Veterans Affairs says the best way to improve cybersecurity is to centralize IT management.

VA CIO Roger Baker says government IT systems are at increased risk to inside and outside threats because many agencies don't have a centralized budget or operational authority over their IT systems.

He shared his concerns at a cybersecurity summit in Washington.

Government Computer News reports Baker wants to see the centralization of IT across government.

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