Whither goest thou, ARRA?
Along with building bridges and paving roads, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains money that can be used to improve information technology (IT) infrastructure. However, a survey by Austin-based Dell Computers shows that many public-sector IT professionals are unsure about how they can use the money.
billion in ARRA funds are available for IT infrastructure modernization.
of the survey respondents said they are only somewhat aware of the impact and flow of ARRA funds.
said ARRA-related information is non-existent, too generic or not understandable, and that tailored tools are needed to better navigate the recovery package.
of K-12 education IT professionals said resources are the biggest challenge in modernization, and
said budgets were the biggest challenge.
Source: Water Design-Build Council, “Priority One: Investing in Clean and Safe Water for All Americans” fact sheet, Jan. 28, 2009.