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How executive vacancies hinder IT modernization and cybersecurity

February 25, 2019

A record number of high-ranking federal positions are vacant in the Trump administration, and this will hamper IT modernization efforts and heighten cybersecurity risks. According to a recent report by the Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service, by early February 2019, only 54 percent of the civil service positions that require Senate confirmations had been filled, compared to 77 percent at the same time in the third year of the Obama Administration.