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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Managed Services From Industry Can Help Agencies Handle Cyber Issues

AT&T's Chris Smith: Managed Services From Industry Can Help Agencies Handle Cyber Issues - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Chris Smith
Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Chris Smith, global public sector solutions vice president of technology for AT&T‘s global public sector business, has said federal agencies with limited information technology budgets should team up with industry partners to address cybersecurity issues, Channelnomics reported Wednesday.

Scharon Harding writes the government allocated $80.4 billion on IT spending last year with cybersecurity concerns as a prime focus for many agencies.

Smith told the website agencies that have small IT budgets can use managed services provided by industry as they face similar types of cyber threats that larger agencies handle.

“Spending $1 for cyber security and getting the benefit of perhaps $2 or $3 because of organizations that are continuously improving in this area…, that’s going to take them that much further down the road to deliver on their mission with the limited amount of resource they have.”

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