The tension between citizens' security and right to privacy will become increasingly significant in 2002. Securing IT assets and developing a comprehensive security and privacy architecture will become the focus for over 80 per cent of public-sector CIOs. By 2005/06, CIOs will establish comprehensive security architectures across their jurisdictions, facilitating data sharing in line with both physical and digital security requirements driven by federal, state, and local task-force and terrorist-response initiatives (e.g., National Infrastructure Protection Center).
During natural and man-made disasters, government jurisdictions must quickly adapt existing supply-side procurement efforts to ensure emergency supplies and service availability can meet unanticipated demands. Accommodating this business requirement necessitates a significant change to existing supply-side procurement initiatives, points out some new research.