The Bush administration may withhold technology dollars from federal agencies that are lagging on cybersecurity, a top IT official said Wednesday.

The philosophy goes something like this: The government shouldn't be spending money on agencies that want to build new systems when their overall management processes remain flawed.

"This year we're really focused on making sure agencies are delivering results, investing the taxpayers' dollars wisely, and are really executing now on the activities they said they are going to do," Karen Evans, the Office of Management and Budget's administrator for electronic government and information technology, said in a conference call with reporters.